Hibernaculum



[hahy-ber-nak-yuh-luh m] /ˌhaɪ bərˈnæk yə ləm/

noun, plural hibernacula
[hahy-ber-nak-yuh-luh] /ˌhaɪ bərˈnæk yə lə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a protective case or covering, especially for winter, as of an animal or a plant bud.
2.
winter quarters, as of a hibernating animal.
/ˌhaɪbəˈnækjʊləm/
noun (rare) (pl) -ula (-jʊlə), -les
1.
the winter quarters of a hibernating animal
2.
the protective case or covering of a plant bud or animal
hibernaculum
(hī’-bər-nāk’yə-ləm)

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