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  • n. That which serves as a winter retreat.
  • n. Winter quarters.
  • n. The place where an animal hibernates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which serves for protection or shelter in winter; winter quarters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which serves for shelter or protection in winter; winter quarters.
  • n. In horticulture, a covering or protection for young buds during winter.
  • n. Same as hibernaculum, 2.

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  • n., A winter retreat, or home of a hibernating animal (from a Latin word meaning 'wintry').

    July 9, 2008