Definition of cocoon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cocoon

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    NAmE//kəˈkun//
     
     
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  1. 1a covering of silk threads that some insects make to protect themselves before they become adults
  2. 2a soft covering that wraps all around a person or thing and forms a protection (figurative) the cocoon of a caring family
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