from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or connected with the Alps (then written with a capital), or any lofty mountain; very high; elevated.
  • noun A French fabric having a silk warp and merino-wool filling.
  • [capitalized] In anthropology, noting the type of the European race which inhabits the Alps and the regions east and west of the Alps: characterized by a broad, short head, broad face with full chin and heavy nose, medium stature, and prevalently grayish eyes and brown hair. Also called Celto-Slavic, Sarmatian, Arvernian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain
  • adjective Like the Alps; lofty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to the Alps, a mountain range in Western Europe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective living or growing above the timber line
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of alps
  • adjective relating to the Alps and their inhabitants


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French alpin, see also alpine



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