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Hibernacle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hibernacle That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters; as, the hibernacle of an animal or a plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hibernacle That which serves for shelter or protection in winter; winter quarters.
    • n hibernacle In horticulture, a covering or protection for young buds during winter.
    • n hibernacle Same as hibernaculum, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hibernacle a winter covering
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. hibernaculum, a winter residence, pl. hibernacula, winter quarters: cf. F. hibernacle,. See Hibernate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. hibernāre, -ātumhibernus, wintry—hiems, winter.