Definition of overwinter in English:

overwinter

Line breaks: over|win¦ter
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈwɪntə
 
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verb

[no object]
  • 1 [with adverbial of place] Spend the winter: many birds overwinter in equatorial regions
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    • The film director humorously compared the number of people who rectified their name with the number of black-faced spoonbills, a protected migratory bird that overwinters in Taiwan.
    • Though the population is still fragile, today as many as 1,000 birds overwinter in the state.
    • Most of them overwinter elsewhere, like the broad-tailed and rufous hummingbirds that pass the cold months in central Mexico, migrating back in summer to drink flow-er nectar and make their chicks on high.
  • 2(Of an insect, plant, etc.) live through the winter: the germinated seeds will overwinter
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    • When temperatures drop, stable flies overwinter as larvae or pupae in piles of larval breeding material.
    • Larvae overwinter in the stalk, pupate in early summer, and adults emerge from June to September.
    • Seedcorn beetles overwinter as adults or pupae.

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