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alpenglow

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noun al·pen·glow \ˈal-pən-ˌglō\

Definition of alpenglow

  1. :  a reddish glow seen near sunset or sunrise on the summits of mountains



Origin and Etymology of alpenglow

part translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen Alps + Glühen glow


First Known Use: 1870


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