From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcocoonco‧coon1 /kəˈkuːn/ noun [countable] 1 HBIa silk cover that young moths and other insects make to protect themselves while they are growing2 PROTECTsomething that wraps around you completely, especially to protect youcocoon of The baby peered out of its cocoon of blankets.3 a place or situation in which you feel comfortable and safe, and are protected from anything unpleasantcocoon of She was surrounded by the cocoon of a loving family.
Examples from the Corpuscocoon• I dangled for three days and three nights in a cocoon of ropes from the rafters in the attic.• But it was clear to all that the then Massachusetts governor would have fit snugly into the capital cocoon.• The silken cocoons of these two other moths are tough roundish structures built inside leaves rolled together.• Some species attach the cocoons to stones underwater and others carry the cocoons with them until the young hatch.• These children live outside the cocoon of the middle class.• the cocoon of our hotel room• Their many tiny cocoons now completely filled the moth cocoon.• He had rolled through childhood in a warm cocoon of love provided by endless cousins, uncles, aunts and servants.• Annie felt her hand enclosed in a warm cocoon of talcum powder and smooth baby skin.cocoon of• She is wrapped in a cocoon of blue silk.cocooncocoon2 verb [transitive] PROTECTto protect or surround someone or something completely, especially so that they feel safebe cocooned in something She was cocooned in a reassuring network of friends and relatives. Usually she lay for ages cocooned in her warm bed.Grammar Cocoon is usually passive. —cocooned adjective a rich cocooned existence→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuscocoon• Pheiffer warns that we should not cocoon our daughters, even if it were possible.be cocooned in something• What a relief to be cocooned in warmth - and what a danger.Origin cocoon1 (1600-1700) French cocon, from Provençal, from coco “shell”