Definition of pupa noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pupa

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpyupə//
 
(pl. pupae
NAmE//ˈpyupi//
 
)
 
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an insect in the stage of development between a larva and an adult insect compare chrysalis
NAmE//ˈpyupəl//
 
adjective [usually before noun]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pupa