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hardy

adjective uk   /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. Hardy plants can live through the winter without protection from the weather: a hardy perennial
hardiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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