Definition of hibernator in US English:



  • See hibernate

    • ‘They are obligate hibernators, emerging above ground from 7-8 months of hibernation in early to mid-April, with males appearing about 1-2 weeks before females.’
    • ‘Diet selection based on fatty-acid composition has been demonstrated in mammalian hibernators, which tend to prefer foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.’
    • ‘Following termination of activity in late summer or autumn, most hibernators rely completely on stored fat until spring emergence.’
    • ‘Their respiration, heartbeat, and body temperature do not drop as low as true hibernators.’
    • ‘All 14 species of marmots are true hibernators.’