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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hibernaculum \Hi`ber*nac"u*lum\, n. [See Hibernacle.]
1. (Bot.) A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or
flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone,
is protected by closely overlapping scales.
2. (Zool.) A little case in which certain insects pass the
3. Winter home or abiding place. --J. Burroughs.
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