subalpine

adjective sub·al·pine \ ˌsəb-ˈal-ˌpīn \

Definition of subalpine

1 : of or relating to the region about the foot and lower slopes of the Alps
2 : of, relating to, or inhabiting high upland slopes and especially the zone just below the timberline

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First Known Use of subalpine

circa 1656

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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