Cocoon vs Beehive - What's the difference?

cocoon | beehive |


As nouns the difference between cocoon and beehive

is that cocoon is the silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa while beehive is (mormonism) a 12-13 year old participant in the young women organization of the lds church.

As a verb cocoon

is to envelop in a protective case, or to withdraw into such a case.

As a proper noun beehive is

(new zealand) the common name for the executive wing of the new zealand parliament buildings.

cocoon

English

(wikipedia cocoon)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects and moths in which they metamorphose, the pupa.
  • Any similar protective case, whether real or metaphorical.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To envelop in a protective case, or to withdraw into such a case.
  • English reduplications

    beehive

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis ) live and raise their young.
  • A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
  • (figuratively)  Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
  • A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer. Also, a style of hat.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, 
  • A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
  • * 2005 , Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, page 179)
  • By the time it was over, Stone had been blown thirty feet through the air by a beehive round as he was running across a field, knocked out by the concussion of the blast.

    Synonyms

    * (home of bees ): hive * (man-made structure ): hive * (busy workplace ): hive of activity * (hairstyle ):

    See also

    * apiary * beekeeper * skep * *