from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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

    July 9, 2008