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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