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English definition of “hardy”

hardy

adjective     /ˈhɑː.di/ US  /ˈhɑːr-/
strong enough to bear extreme conditions or difficult situations : A few hardy souls continue to swim in the sea even in the middle of winter .Physically strong and powerful describes a plant that can live through the winter without protection from the weather : a hardy perennial Types of plant hardiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
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