from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See hibernacle, hibernate, hibernation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of hibernacle.
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The bulbs of plants are another kind of winter-cradle, or hybernacle, adhering to the descending trunk, and are found in the perennial herbaceous plants which are too tender to bear the cold of the winter.
By Linneus the herb is put for that part of a vegetable, which arifes from the root, is terminated by the fructification, and comprehends the Mem, leaves, fulcres, and hybernacle. —
A hybernacle, or winter recep - tacle of a plant, compofed of the bafes of paft leaves,