cocooner

cocooner
cocoon NOUN 1) a silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection during the pupal stage. 2) a covering that prevents the corrosion of metal equipment. 3) something that envelops in a protective or comforting way.
VERB 1) wrap in a cocoon. 2) N. Amer. retreat from the stressful conditions of public life.
DERIVATIVES cocooner noun.
ORIGIN French cocon, from Provençal coucoun 'eggshell, cocoon' .

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