Hi`ber*nac"u*lum (?), n. [See Hibernacle.]

1. Bot.

A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales.

2. Zool.

A little case in which certain insects pass the winter.

3.

Winter home or abiding place.

J. Burroughs.

 

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