plural chrysalises or chrysalides (kri-SAL-i-deez)

MEANING: noun:
1. A pupa of a moth or butterfly, enclosed in a cocoon.
2. A protective covering.
3. A transitional or developmental stage.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin chrysallis (gold-colored pupa of a butterfly), from Greek khrusos (gold). Earliest documented use: 1658.

CHRYSALISE - after too many drinks, I saw solids start to form and precipitate out of solution

CHORYSALIS - to take a Gregorian Chant and re-score it for four-part harmony

CHRYSABLIS - a hybrid wine formed by mixing Chablis with a Highly Redolent Yet Subtle proprietary additive