Definition of Cocoons
1. Noun. (plural of cocoon) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of cocoon) ¹
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Definition of Cocoons
1. cocoon [v] - See also: cocoon
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Literary usage of Cocoons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1892)
"(2) On Variations in the Colour of cocoons (Saturnia carpini and Eriogaster ... The cocoons of several moths, eg the Emperor and Small Egger, vary in colour ..."
2. The Natural History of Insects by James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood (1835)
"THE NATURAL HISTORY OP VARIOUS INSECTS WHICH FORM cocoons. Conical Chrysalides produce Moths, and are enclosed in cocoons— Supposed ..."
3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"The workers at once grabbed cocoons and fled into the light chamber. The female ran about the dark chamber and escaped into the light chamber, ..."
4. A Treatise on the Origin, Progressive Improvement, and Present State of the by George Richardson Porter (1831)
"PROPORTION OF PURE SILK IN cocoons. PROPORTIONAL WEIGHT OF EGGS AND cocoons ... The cocoons of a bright yellow yield a greater weight of reeled silk than ..."
5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1906)
"1 As a rule I found most of the stemmed polyphemus cocoons on the lowermost limbs of ... This habit of fastening such cocoons on trees of public highways, ..."
6. The American Silk Growers Guide: Or, The Art of Raising the Mulberry and by William Kenrick (1839)
"SELECT for seed, the best cocoons; those which are of largest size, ... The male cocoons are slender, depressed in the middle, and pointed at both ends. ..."
7. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"1887) the cocoons of three species of lepidoptera, in which the color of the silk had been controlled by the use of appropriate colors in the larval ..."