AskDefine | Define hardiness

Dictionary Definition

hardiness n : the property of strong in constitution [syn: robustness, lustiness]

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  1. The state of being hardy; especially (of a plant) of being resistant to cold or other environmental conditions

Extensive Definition

Hardiness may refer to:
  • psychological resilience, positive capacity of people to cope with stress and catastrophe.
  • hardiness (plants), ability of plants to survive adverse growing conditions.
    • hardiness zone, area in which a category of plants is capable of growing, as defined by the minimum temperature of that area.

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