hibernaculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin for winter quarters.

Pronunciation[edit]

hi-buhr-NAK-yuh-luhm

Noun[edit]

hibernaculum (plural hibernacula)

  1. (zoology) The place where a hibernating animal 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.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hībernō (spend the winter)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /hiː.berˈnaː.ku.lum/, [hiː.bɛrˈnaː.kʊ.ɫũ]

Noun[edit]

hībernāculum n (genitive hībernāculī); second declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

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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