The word for today is: COCOON.
- A covering usually made of silk which some insects (such as caterpillars) make around themselves to protect them while they grow.
- Something that covers or protects a person or thing.
- To cover or protect (someone or something) completely.
- To spend time at home instead of going out for other activities.
- The child was wrapped in a cocoon of blankets.
- The celebrity was surrounded by a protective cocoon of bodyguards.
- Nigerians are spending more time cocooning at home in recent years.
- Armor, case, cover, covering.
- Bosom, bower, circumfuse, enfold, embosom, embower, embrace, enclose (also inclose), encompass, enshroud, enswathe, envelop, enwrap, invest, involve, lap, mantle, muffle, shroud, swathe, veil, wrap.
- Origin is French “cocon”, from “Occitan coucoun”.
- Also from Latin “coccum kermes” (thought to be a gall or berry).
- Its first usage was recorded 1679.