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Of or relating to winter.

[Latin hībernālis, from hībernus, wintry; see hibernaculum.]


of or occurring in winter
[C17: from Latin hībernālis, from hiems winter]


(haɪˈbɜr nl)

pertaining to winter; wintry.
[1620–30; < Latin hībernālis=hībern(us) wintry + -ālis -al1; akin to hiems winter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hibernal - characteristic of or relating to winter; "bears in brumal sleep"
wintery, wintry - characteristic of or occurring in winter; "suffered severe wintry weather"; "brown wintry grasses"
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In two small, artist-framed photos, perhaps developed at a drugstore (both with red digital time stamp intact), Kilimnik caught the Flatiron Building in hibernal fog from vantages that recall both Alfred Stieglitz's famous view and Edward Steichen's almost immediate homage to it; although the images were made in 2002, the artist titled each with some variation of The Flat Iron Building, New York, 1903, her lens a not-haphazard time warp.
From migration to the tracking of hibernal visitors such as redwings and fieldfares, as well as some spectacular footage from the badger set and fox family.
Impact of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic wave on the pattern of hibernal respiratory virus epidemics, France, 2009.
Fitness consequences of hibernal diapauses in the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii.
We talked more on our hibernal runs, even in the crackling cold of
Hibernal ecology of the pipistrelle bat: energy expenditure, water requirements and mass loss, implications for survival and the function of winter emergent flights.
2006) showed that in mussels (Mytilus edulis) reared in Normandy, oocysts rates were highest in winter and autumn, correlating with hibernal heavy rains.
As medias de temperatura e precipitacao do periodo foram de 19,6[degrees]C e 141,4 mm, sendo de 15,4[degrees]C e 128,8 mm para o periodo hibernal, de abril/2007 a outubro/2007, (caracterizado pela participacao do azevem, do estabelecimento ate o termino de seu ciclo) e de 23,2[degrees]C e 151,95 mm para o estival, de novembro/2007 a abril/2008, respectivamente.