词源同conch, 蛤蜊。-oon, 大词后缀。即比喻被硬壳保护的。
- cocoon (n.)
- 1690s, from Middle French coucon (16c., Modern French cocon), from coque "clam shell, egg shell, nut shell" (7c.), from Old French coque "shell," from Latin coccum "berry," from Greek kokkos "berry, seed" (see cocco-). The sense of "one's interior comfort place" is from 1986. Also see -oon.
- cocoon (v.)
- 1986, "to stay inside and be inactive," from coccoon (n.).
A lady with an enchanting name, Faith Popcorn, has identified a menacing new American behavior that she gives the sweet name of 'cocooning.' It threatens the nation's pursuit of happiness, sometimes called the economy. [George Will, April 1987]
Related: Cocooned; cocooning.
- 1. You cannot live in a cocoon and overlook these facts.
- 2. He stood there in a cocoon of golden light.
- 3. the cocoon of a caring family
- 4. Doctors cocoon ed the patient in blankets.
- 5. Most worms cocoon in winter.
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