alpine

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noun al·pine \ ˈal-ˌpīn \

Definition of alpine

1 :a plant native to alpine or boreal regions that is often grown for ornament
2 capitalized :a person possessing Alpine physical characteristics

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First Known Use of alpine

circa 1828


Alpine

adjective

Definition of Alpine

1 often not capitalized :of, relating to, or resembling the Alps or any mountains
2 often not capitalized :of, relating to, or growing in the biogeographic zone including the elevated slopes above timberline
3 :of or relating to a physical type characterized by a broad head, stockiness, medium height, and brown hair or eyes often regarded as constituting a branch of the Caucasian race
4 :of or relating to competitive ski events consisting of slalom and downhill racing — compare nordic

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First Known Use of alpine

15th century


Alpine

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geographical name Al·pine \ ˈal-ˌpīn \

Definition of Alpine

city in a mountainous region of western Texas population 5905


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