alpestrine

adjective
al·​pes·​trine | \ (ˈ)al¦pestrə̇n \

Definition of alpestrine

: growing at high elevations but not above the timber line : subalpine

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First Known Use of alpestrine

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpestrine

Medieval Latin alpestris mountainous (from Latin Alpes Alps) + English -ine

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“Alpestrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpestrine. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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