• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aurelia (Zoöl) The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a brilliant golden color, as that of some of the butterflies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aurelia In entomology, the nymph, chrysalis, or pupa of a lepidopterous insect. See chrysalis.
    • n aurelia [capitalized]A genus of pelagic discophorous Hydromedusæ, typical of the family Aureliidæ, characterized by having branched radial vessels and the edge of the disk fringed with small tentacles. A. aurita is the type-species, found in European seas, the old Medusa aurita of Linnæus. A. flavidula occurs on the coast of North America. The name is synonymous with Medusa regarded as a genus and in its most restricted sense.
    • n aurelia The adult state of any medusa, or the perfected stage of a medusiform zoöid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aurelia awr-ēl′ya the chrysalis of an insect, from its golden colour
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. aurum, gold: cf. F. aurélie,. Cf. Chrysalis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aurum, gold.


In literature:

I guess you can spare Lucy Aurelia.
"A Missionary Twig" by Emma L. Burnett
Aurelia marry a Williams and is in Baltimore.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Aurelia, Via, Catiline had left the city by that route, i., 228.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Aurelia de Sanctis had had troubles enough of her own.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
You may await me in the house, Aurelia!
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
I fell in there with Aurelia first.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
And this time no mischance interfered with it, and it crowned the bliss of Aurelia and Hyppolitus.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
The Buttons themselves, with Cousin Aurelia, stood in front of it.
"Sugar Plum" by Reginald Bretnor
Tacitus is sufficient authority for this, likening as he does Aurelia to the mother of the Gracchi.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
But Aurelia's getting a big girl and there are so many of you.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Come, Aurelia, it is late, come.
"The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth" by Eugène Sue
We are provided with two buckets: one for the larger Jelly-Fishes, the Zygodactyla, Aurelia, etc.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
O love, Aurelia never until now Could say he knew thee; I must dissemble it.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
Unhitch me from the carriage, Aurelia; the family bonds hamper me.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Even Aurelia checked the whir of her wheel to listen smilingly.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Aurelia, mother of Julius Caesar, 22.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
Come, Aurelia, my child.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
The fact was that when he called I couldn't find it in my heart to sink to the prosaic level of Miss Aurelia Blunt.
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick
Along the west coast the Via Aurelia ran up to Pisa and was continued by another Via Aemilia to Genoa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
Swift and Aurelia Lamb.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various

In poetry:

The family position was waning,
And on this account the little Aurelia,
Who had laughed on eighteen summers,
Now bears the palsied contact of Phidippus.
"Society" by Ezra Pound
As busy Aurelia, 'twixt work and 'twixt play,
Was labouring industriously hard
To cull the vile weeds from the flowerets away,
Which grew in her father's court-yard;
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
"The world, my Aurelia, this garden of ours
Resembles: too apt we're to deem
In the world's larger garden ourselves as the flowers,
And the poor but as weeds to esteem.
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb

In news:

His wife, Aurelia, is Brazilian.
Their baby, Tyler, "is American," Aurelia said.
LAURENS - 11 different Charger boys scored led by 19 from Austin Stumbo and 18 from Caleb Jamison as the eighth-ranked Laurens -Marathon basketball team cruised in their victory over Aurelia, 75-32.
When Payson and Aurelia Kennedy quit their jobs in Atlanta, cashed out their retirement, packed up their four children and headed for the wild and rugged Nantahala River 40 years ago, their mothers weren't sure what had gotten into them.
Aurelia Music Department sponsors pancake supper.
The Aurelia Music Boosters will sponsor a pancake supper Friday, Nov 3 from 5-7:30 pm at the Aurelia Community Center.
Funeral services for Naomi Patten , 89, of Aurelia, will be 11 am Thursday, Jan 20, 2011, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating.
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia.
The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.
Over the past few weeks students at the Alta-Aurelia elementary and middle school have taken part in the annual Presidential Physical Fitness test.
ELLESLEY, Mass.-- Aurelia Plath thinks the literary world views her as an ogre.
The Cyclones blanked Aurelia 11-0 Monday in five innings on the road, then played host to Pocahontas Area Tuesday and came away with a 15-3 win over three frames.
One son, David Gustafson and his wife Audrey of Aurelia.
Aurelia G Boyer Of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Shasta's Ali Goodman goes up for a shot between Enterprise defenders Aurelia Robbins (left) and Kiana Wolfe during their game on Friday.