Normally I live in Australia where winters are quite mild. But right now I've been travelling in Asia and seeing all the trees which look dead but are not, due to it being winter, have got me thinking.
There must be a term for the state a tree is in that has lost all its leaves and resembles a dead tree but will "come back to life" next spring.
Like an equivalent of "hibernating"? Or "dormant"?
I don't mind an everyday word or a technical word only botanists would know. I don't care if it's a single word or a multi-word term. Nouns and adjectives are both fine too.