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hibernal

[ hahy-bur-nl ]
/ haɪˈbɜr nl /
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adjective

of or relating to winter; wintry.

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Origin of hibernal

First recorded in 1620–30; from Late Latin hībernālis, equivalent to Latin hībern(us) “wintry” (akin to hiems “winter”) + -ālis, adjective suffix; see origin at hiemal,-al1;
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British Dictionary definitions for hibernal

hibernal
/ (haɪˈbɜːnəl) /

adjective

of or occurring in winter
C17: from Latin hībernālis, from hiems winter
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