Definition of Alpine

1. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of alps. "Alpine sports"

Partainyms: Alp

2. Adjective. Relating to the Alps and their inhabitants. "Alpine countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Germany"
Partainyms: Alps

3. Adjective. Living or growing above the timber line. "Alpine flowers"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Highland, Upland

Definition of Alpine

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain; as, Alpine snows; Alpine plants.

Definition of Alpine

1. Adjective. Relating to the Alps, a mountain range in Western Europe. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, relating to, or inhabiting mountains, especially above the timber line ¹

3. Adjective. (skiing); of or relating to slalom and downhill skiing. (Compare Nordic.) ¹

4. Noun. Any of several plants, native to mountain habitats, often grown in a rock garden ¹

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Definition of Alpine

1. a plant native to high mountain regions [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alpine

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain; as, Alpine snows; Alpine plants. 2. Like the Alps; lofty. "Gazing up an Alpine height." Origin: L. Alpinus, fr. Alpes the Alps: cf. F. Alpin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alpine

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alpine ash
alpine azalea
alpine bearberry
alpine bullhead
alpine bullheads
alpine chough
alpine choughs
alpine clover
alpine clubmoss
alpine coltsfoot
alpine gold
alpine goldenrod
alpine hulsea

Literary usage of Alpine

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1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"The alpine, that is, the mountain-plants only, of Switzerland, are included in this most interesting floral monograph. Every type of vegetation is worked ..."

2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"alpine steppe. alpine vegetation in sun and in shade, iii. Celebes. ... Physiognomy and flora of its alpine steppe and desert. 4. ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"alpine Meadows & Muskeg Muskeg is a mass of low, dead plants decomposing in a wet area. The dying plants make a rich soil that supports new plants ranging ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"THE JUBILEE OP THE alpine CLUB. 1. Josias Simler et les Origines de ... Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers: a series of Excursions by Members of the alpine Club. ..."

5. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1920)
"The opposite school would treat the alleged alpine race simply as a number of local brachycephalic varieties of Nordic or Iberian peoples. ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"THE alpine FLORA OF COLORADO. BY KEV. EL GREENE. / Br means of the collections made and distributed a few j'ears since by Dr. CC Parry and Messrs. ..."

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