- of or relating to winter; wintry.
Origin of hibernal
Related Words for hibernaldesolate, frozen, freezing, chilly, icy, frigid, bleak, frosty, biting, cutting, dismal, harsh, raw, snappy, brumal, hibernal, hiemal, icebox
Examples from the Web for hibernal
Historical Examples of hibernal
An hibernal study of Arthropoda with reference to hibernation.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
The Antonovka and the Hibernal seem to be about the healthiest in this respect.
I have top-worked about forty varieties on the Virginia and some on Hibernal.
Here, in lower latitude, the rocks appear rather scorched by a torrid sun than lashed by winter rain and hibernal furies.Unexplored Spain
The cave bear retired into the same retreats, but he probably only came there to pass the period of his hibernal sleep.Primitive Man
- of or occurring in winter
Word Origin for hibernal
1620s, from Latin hibernalis "wintry," from hibernus "of winter," from hiems "winter" (see hibernation).