• overwintering
  • To spend winter in a particular place.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Overwintering is the process by which some organisms pass through or wait out the winter season, or pass through that period of the year when "winter" conditions (cold or sub-zero temperatures, ice, snow, limited food supplies) make normal activity or even survival difficult or near impossible. In some cases "winter" is characterized not necessarily by cold but by dry conditions; passing through such periods could likewise be called overwintering. Hibernation and migration are the two major ways in which overwintering is accomplished. Animals may also go into a state of reduced physiological activity known as torpor. Overwintering occurs in several classes of lifeform.

    越冬(えっとう)とは、季節の変化がある地域において、生物が気温の低下する冬を乗り切ることである。 また、南極に滞在するときや災害で住居が確保できないときなど特別な場合に、人間に対しても「越冬」の語が使われる。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Overwintering)