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hibernal

[hahy-bur-nl] /haɪˈbɜr nl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to winter; wintry.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin hībernālis, equivalent to hībern(us) wintry + -ālis -al1; akin to hiems winter (see hiemal)
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Examples for hibernal
  • Two dormancy mechanisms that many insects possess are diapause and hibernal quiescence.
  • The depth of the hibernal carpet varied from two inches to two feet.
British Dictionary definitions for hibernal

hibernal

/haɪˈbɜːnəl/
adjective
1.
of or occurring in winter
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hībernālis, from hiems winter
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