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half-hardy

[haf-hahr-dee, hahf-]
adjective Horticulture.
  1. having moderate resistance to cold temperatures.
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Origin of half-hardy

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for half-hardy

half-hardy

adjective
  1. (of a cultivated plant) able to survive out of doors except during severe frost
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