Hibernacle

• (n.) That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant.
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hibernacle

<plant biology, zoology> That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant. ... Origin: L. Hibernaculum a winter residence, pl. Hibernacula winter quarters: cf. F. Hibernacle. See Hibernate. ... (26 Mar 1998) ...
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Hibernacle

Hi·ber'na·cle noun [ Latin hibernaculum a winter residence, plural hibernacula winter quarters: confer French hibernacle . See Hibernate .] That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant. Martyn...
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hibernacle

hibernacle 1. A place which serves as protection, or shelter, in winter. 2. Winter quarters; such as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant. 3. In botany, the winter-quarters of a plant; such as, a bulb or a bud, in which the embryo of a future plant is enclosed by a scaly covering and protected from injuries during winter.
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