half-hardy

adjective

half-har·​dy ˈhaf-ˈhär-dē How to pronounce half-hardy (audio)
ˈhäf-
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

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half-hardy was in 1817

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“Half-hardy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-hardy. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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