hibernaculum


hi·ber·nac·u·lum

noun \ˌhī-bər-ˈna-kyə-ləm\
plural hi·ber·nac·u·la\-lə\

Definition of HIBERNACULUM

:  a shelter occupied during the winter by a dormant animal (as an insect or reptile)

Origin of HIBERNACULUM

New Latin, from Latin, winter residence, from hibernare
First Known Use: 1789

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