Definition of hardy perennial in English:

hardy perennial

Syllabification: har·dy per·en·ni·al


  • 1A perennial plant that can survive outside unprotected over the winter.
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    • Columbines are a very hardy perennial and will thrive in all zones in the United States, as well as in temperate areas in other parts of the world.
    • Even hardy perennials, trees, and shrubs cannot tolerate completely frozen roots.
    • As soon as the snow melts (and sometimes even earlier) these hardy perennials spring into action.
  • 2 informal A thing that recurs continually or at regular intervals: political humor will always be among the hardy perennials of late-night TV
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    • This topic has become a hardy perennial amongst the Boyz, and has generated much heated commentary.
    • One thing that the Olympics have always provided is that hardy perennial known as the ‘feel-good story.’
    • There is also that hardy perennial of Labour's own selection battles, and McLeish is going to have to handle some unpleasant skirmishes in the run-up to May 2003.

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