from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To remain alive through the winter: sheep that overwintered on the steppe.
- intransitive v. To pass or spend the winter: We usually overwinter in the Bahamas.
- adj. Occurring during the period of winter.
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- v. To keep or preserve for the winter.
- v. To spend the winter (in a particular place).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spend the winter
So the problem is, do I dig it up and "overwinter" it inside or do I turn her lose on the world and see if she's hardy enough to make it on her own?
Frost used to kill them off, but now they "overwinter" and produce more generations each year as they go.
Millions of the orange and black-winged insects migrate to the Oyamel fir forest in Mexico to overwinter, he said, noting that 'overwinter' is a term that refers to the winter migration of butterflies and other critters.
"There will be a small percentage of animals that will" overwinter "within the bays, utilizing the deeper holes as a thermal refuge when temperatures drop precipitously.
Some, though, overwinter as hibernating adults before emerging in time for flowers and sunshine.
Climate change has enable bark beetles to kill at least a billion trees across 40 million acres in the West combination of drought which has weakened the trees and warmer winter temperatures enabling beetles to successfully overwinter and breed at historic levels.
In cooler climates, overwinter as a house plant, and inspect it for spider mites.
A good mulch overwinter and we've had some long stretches of sun in the northeast, it's certainly possible to force them up.
They thrive in conditions from dry to shady woodland soil, and their foliage is semi-evergreen, so they hold their place in the garden overwinter.
There was no difficulty in getting them to germinate but the hard winters clearly were a problem, so we put them in the greenhouse to overwinter.