sub·​al·​pine | \ ˌsəb-ˈal-ˌpīn How to pronounce subalpine (audio) \

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

Examples of subalpine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fine-dining time Rupert’s at Hotel McCall, 1101 N. 3rd St., is one of the most popular dining destinations around these subalpine parts. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, 18 Jan. 2018 The tribes seek to change the name of Hayden Valley, a subalpine valley just north of Yellowstone Lake, to Buffalo Nations Valley. Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of subalpine

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Subalpine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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