adjective Date: 1824 of a plant able to withstand a moderately low temperature but injured by severe freezing and surviving the winter in cold climates only if carefully protected

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  • half-hardy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a plant) able to grow outdoors except in severe frost …   English terms dictionary

  • half-hardy — adjective (of plants) requiring protection from frost half hardy annuals • Similar to: ↑robust • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-hardy — /haf hahr dee, hahf /, adj. Hort. having moderate resistance to cold temperatures. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • half-hardy — adjective A plant which requires protection against frost …   Wiktionary

  • half-hardy — adjective (of a plant) able to grow outdoors except in severe frost …   English new terms dictionary

  • half-hardy — /ˈhaf hadi/ (say hahf hahdee) adjective (of plants) growing out of doors, except during winter …   Australian English dictionary

  • half-hardy annual — noun : a plant that may endure a few degrees of frost but is killed at lower temperatures (as China aster or zinnia) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hardy — Har dy (h[aum]r d[y^]), a. [Compar. {Hardier} ( d[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Hardiest}.] [F. hardi, p. p. fr. OF. hardir to make bold; of German origin, cf. OHG. hertan to harden, G. h[ a]rten. See {Hard}, a.] 1. Bold; brave; stout; daring; resolute;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half — n., adj., & adv. n. (pl. halves) 1 either of two equal or corresponding parts or groups into which a thing is or might be divided. 2 colloq. = half back. 3 colloq. half a pint, esp. of beer etc. 4 either of two equal periods of play in sports. 5… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardy — Synonyms and related words: abiding, able bodied, age long, aged, ancient, antique, beefy, bold, bold spirited, bouncing, brave, cartilaginous, chewy, chivalric, chivalrous, chronic, cohesive, constant, continuing, coriaceous, courageous, daring …   Moby Thesaurus

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