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Noun: cocoon  ku'koon
  1. Silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
Verb: cocoon  ku'koon
  1. Retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
    "Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings"; "She loves to stay at home and cocoon"
     
  2. Wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection

Derived forms: cocooning, cocooned, cocoons

Type of: enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, natural object, retreat, wrap

Encyclopedia: Cocoon