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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: hardi, from hardir 'to make hard, make brave'

hardy

adjective
     
Related topics: Gardening, Plants
har‧dy
1 strong and healthy and able to bear difficult living conditions:
hardy mountain goats
2DLGHBP a hardy plant is able to live through the winter
hardiness noun [uncountable]

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