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definition of the word hibernaculum

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From Latin for winter quarters.

hi-buhr-NAK-yuh-luhm

Singular
hibernaculum

Plural
hibernacula

hibernaculum (plural hibernacula)

  1. (zoology) The place where a hibernating animal (mammal or insect) shelters for the winter
  2. (botany) A bud, case, or protective covering that a plant uses to survive the challenging environmental conditions during a dormancy period.


From hībernō (spend the winter)

hībernāculum (genitive hībernāculī); n, second declension

  1. winter quarters; a winter residence
  2. (plural) winter encampment

Number Singular Plural
nominative hībernāculum hībernācula
genitive hībernāculī hībernāculōrum
dative hībernāculō hībernāculīs
accusative hībernāculum hībernācula
ablative hībernāculō hībernāculīs
vocative hībernāculum hībernācula

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