half-hardy

adjective
half-har·dy | \ˈhaf-ˈhär-dē, ˈhäf-\

Definition of half-hardy 

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

First Known Use of half-hardy

1824, in the meaning defined above

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