The bean-like seed of a tropical vine (noshow=1), used as a hallucinogen and in traditional medicine, and made into jewelry.
The larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.
Any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical.
To envelop in a protective case
To withdraw into such a case.
a silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection as pupae
“the moth emerged from its pale yellow papery cocoon”
something that envelops someone in a protective or comforting way
“a warm cocoon of love”
“a cocoon of bedclothes”
a covering that prevents the corrosion of metal equipment.
envelop in a protective or comforting way
“we felt cold even though we were cocooned in our sleeping bags”
“we remain cocooned in our own little world of fantasies”
retreat from the stressful conditions of public life into the cosy private world of the family
“Americans are spending more time cocooning at home”
spray with a protective coating.