Definition Of cocoon


a silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection in the pupal stage.

In Nest 1, the oldest cells held mature larvae ready to spin cocoons and medium-sized larvae.

envelop or surround in a protective or comforting way.

we began to feel cold even though we were cocooned in our sleeping bags

Example Of cocoon

  • a cocoon of bedclothes

  • A cocoon of silence and stillness surrounded them as the sleigh cut thorough the snow.

  • a warm cocoon of love

  • As for the keyboard, it has a brilliant innovation: An auto-sensing backlight that's perfect for that dank cocoon you call your office.

  • As the tension mounts, Paul must come out of his own creative cocoon to get involved in the real world of decision-making and responsibility.

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