from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the seeds or large beans of a tropical vine (Entada scandens), used for making purses, scent bottles, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the seeds or large beans of a tropical vine (Entada scandens) used for making purses, scent bottles, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A commercial name for the large beans of the Entada scandens, natural order Leguminosæ, used for making scent-bottles, purses, etc.
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Their cacoon is their buds … and their rifle … I know the poem-pledges of the Marines very well, Mr. Lesly.
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We didn't believe (until we were much older) in wasting time cutting and burning firewood, so I was wrapped up in my sleeping bag, and my friend was yelling across the room about getting up to go bird hunting, and that it was warmer outside than inside, and I protested from inside the protective cacoon of my bag.
I also believe she lacks any real experience with international culture (Traveling in the cacoon of a First Lady does not count).
They don't know him as a man who's spun a cacoon of fraudulent claims and fraudulent hope.
To cacoon and even entomb one's mind in tendentiously conceived definitions and platitudes, likewise imagining that doing so is tantamount to serious inquiry and thought, is the very hallmark of the ideological religionist, to indulge the term in a simple and purely pejorative sense.
Wrapped me up inside the lawn chair with strips of torn sheets so I was enveloped in a white cacoon, then sprinkled bougenvilla blossoms on top of me as they lowered me into the little boat that would take 45 minutes across the bay to a waiting ambulance.
She has spent her entire life in the cacoon of academia, the media, and her father's law firm.
Trikes are tricky to drive — while the concept of turning the whole little vehicle into a crash helmet/cacoon/space capsule is intriquing, there is still the problem of piloting the thing?
The duo encased in the cacoon was especially memorable.