Definition of Half-hardy

1. Adjective. (of plants) requiring protection from frost. "Half-hardy annuals"

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
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Definition of Half-hardy

1. Adjective. (botany) A plant which requires protection against frost. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half-hardy

half-deck
half-diminished seventh chord
half-diminished seventh chords
half-dollar
half-dollars
half-dozen
half-duplex
half-elf
half-equation
half-faced
half-fish
half-free morel
half-glass spectacles
half-halt
half-hapten
half-hardy (current term)
half-hearted
half-heartedly
half-hitch
half-holiday
half-hour
half-hourlong
half-hourly
half-inch
half-inched
half-inches
half-inching
half-inferior
half-integer
half-integers

Literary usage of Half-hardy

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Sanvitalia procumbens flore-pleno: half-hardy, 6 in., golden yellow; ... Silène compacta: half-hardy, 3 to 6 inches, bright pink; clustered as in S. Armería ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"A half-hardy subshrub about 1 ft. high, with white-woolly branches, sessile, oblong- linear, obtuse, white-woolly Ivs. and distant whorls of about 0 fls. ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1839)
"... or, the Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and half-hardy, Pictorially and ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Perennial from a fleshy or tuberous root, half-hardy, climbing: ITS. peltate, ... Verj- choice half- hardy plant and probably the best known in this country ..."

5. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1873)
"half-hardy TREES.—Some of the most interesting ornamental trees, being natives of warmer regions than the Northern States, require more management than a ..."

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