AskDefine | Define hibernaculum

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English

Etymology

From for winter quarters.

Pronunciation

hi-buhr-NAK-yuh-luhm

Noun

  1. The place where a hibernating animal (mammal or insect) shelters for the winter
  2. A bud, case, or protective covering that a plant uses to survive the challenging environmental conditions during a dormancy period.

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Latin

Etymology

From hiberno

Noun

  1. winter quarters; a winter residence
  2. In the context of "plural": winter encampment

Inflection

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Extensive Definition

Hibernaculum (hi-buhr-NAK-yuh-luhm) (Latin, "tent for winter quarters") can refer to:
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