hibernaculum

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin hībernāculum (winter quarters).

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hibernaculum (plural hibernacula)

  1. (zoology) The place where a hibernating animal shelters for the winter.
    • 2014, Elizabeth Kolbert, chapter 10, in The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Henry Holt and Company:
      Aeolus Cave, which is set into a wooded hillside in Dorset, Vermont, is believed to be the largest bat hibernaculum in New England; it is estimated that before white-nose hit, nearly three hundred thousand bats—some from as far away as Ontario and Rhode Island—came there to spend 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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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hībernō (spend the winter) +‎ -culum.

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NounEdit

hībernāculum n (genitive hībernāculī); second declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hībernāculum hībernācula
Genitive hībernāculī hībernāculōrum
Dative hībernāculō hībernāculīs
Accusative hībernāculum hībernācula
Ablative hībernāculō hībernāculīs
Vocative hībernāculum hībernācula

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: hivernacle
  • English: hibernacle, hibernaculum

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