Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the Alps; alpine: as, “the Alpen snow,”

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

  • adjective rare Of or pertaining to the Alps.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I wonder what “Boola Boola” sounds like played by alpen horns?

    Tulsa? Sure, just turn right after the Rainbow Bridge

  • None knows when he departs from his home in the morning with his gun, ammunition, and alpen-stock, if he will ever return from the mysterious misty heights towering before him far aloft in the clouds.

    Harper's Young People, March 23, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • Shall the tender opal mist betray you? the airy depth of mountain blueness; the blazonry of painted, mud-scarred buttes; the far peaks molten with the alpen glow, cooled by the rising of the velvet, violet twilight tide, and the leagues and leagues of stars?

    Mary Austin

  • The alpen-glow flowed in evenly across the dead levels of burnt earths, and the round browed, shouldering hills.

    The Pot of Gold

  • The alpen-glow flowed in evenly across the dead levels of burnt earths, and the round browed, shouldering hills.

    The Pot of Gold

  • She is dressed in a tight-fitting black velvet bodice. square-cut at the neck and partly filled in with a gay handkerchief, coloured rose-pink, blue, and golden, like the alpen-rose, the gentian, and the mountain dandelion; alabaster beads, pale as edelweiss, are round her throat; her stiffened. white linen sleeves finish at the elbow; and her full well-worn skirt is of gentian blue.

    Plays : Second Series

  • She is dressed in a tight-fitting black velvet bodice. square-cut at the neck and partly filled in with a gay handkerchief, coloured rose-pink, blue, and golden, like the alpen-rose, the gentian, and the mountain dandelion; alabaster beads, pale as edelweiss, are round her throat; her stiffened. white linen sleeves finish at the elbow; and her full well-worn skirt is of gentian blue.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • No Titian's feast of gentian, tawny brown, and alpen-rose could intoxicate the lover of those books, those papers, that great map.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • No Titian's feast of gentian, tawny brown, and alpen-rose could intoxicate the lover of those books, those papers, that great map.

    The Patrician

  • She is dressed in a tight-fitting black velvet bodice. square-cut at the neck and partly filled in with a gay handkerchief, coloured rose-pink, blue, and golden, like the alpen-rose, the gentian, and the mountain dandelion; alabaster beads, pale as edelweiss, are round her throat; her stiffened. white linen sleeves finish at the elbow; and her full well-worn skirt is of gentian blue.

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy

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