alpine

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noun al·pine \ˈal-ˌpīn\

Definition of alpine

  1. 1 :  a plant native to alpine or boreal regions that is often grown for ornament

  2. 2 capitalized :  a person possessing Alpine physical characteristics

Circa 1828

First Known Use of alpine

circa 1828


Alpine

adjective al·pine

Definition of Alpine

  1. 1 often not capitalized :  of, relating to, or resembling the Alps or any mountains

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  of, relating to, or growing in the biogeographic zone including the elevated slopes above timberline

  3. 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. 4 :  of or relating to competitive ski events consisting of slalom and downhill racing — compare nordic

15th Century

First Known Use of alpine

15th century


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