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hibernaculum

[ hahy-ber-nak-yuh-luhm ]
/ 藢ha瑟 b蓹r藞n忙k y蓹 l蓹m /
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noun, plural hi路ber路nac路u路la [hahy-ber-nak-yuh-luh]. /藢ha瑟 b蓹r藞n忙k y蓹 l蓹/.
a protective case or covering, especially for winter, as of an animal or a plant bud.
winter quarters, as of a hibernating animal.
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Also hi路ber路nac路le [hahy-ber-nak-uhl]. /藞ha瑟 b蓹r藢n忙k 蓹l/.

Origin of hibernaculum

First recorded in 1690鈥1700; from Latin h墨bern膩culum 鈥渨inter residence,鈥 equivalent to h墨bern膩(re) 鈥渢o spend the winter鈥 + -culum suffix denoting place
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British Dictionary definitions for hibernaculum

hibernaculum

hibernacle (藞ha瑟b蓹藢n忙kl)

/ (藢ha瑟b蓹藞n忙kj蕣l蓹m) /

noun plural -ula (-j蕣l蓹) or -les rare
the winter quarters of a hibernating animal
the protective case or covering of a plant bud or animal

Word Origin for hibernaculum

C17: from Latin: winter residence; see hibernate
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Scientific definitions for hibernaculum

hibernaculum
[ h墨鈥-b蓹r-n膬ky蓹-l蓹m ]

A protective case, covering, or structure, such as a plant bud, in which an organism remains dormant for the winter.
The shelter of a hibernating animal.
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