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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpestrine was in 1787

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“Alpestrine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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