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Dictionary entry overview: What does pupa mean?
• PUPA (noun)
The noun PUPA has 1 sense:
1. an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult
Familiarity information: PUPA used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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An insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult
Nouns denoting animals
Hypernyms ("pupa" is a kind of...):
insect (small air-breathing arthropod)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pupa"):
chrysalis (pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon)
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