adjective sub·al·pine \ˌsəb-ˈal-ˌpīn\

Definition of subalpine

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the region about the foot and lower slopes of the Alps

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or inhabiting high upland slopes and especially the zone just below the timberline

Circa 1656

First Known Use of subalpine

circa 1656

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