from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Growing at high altitudes; alpine or subalpine.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining or peculiar to the Alps, or other mountainous regions: as, “alpestrine diseases,” Dana.
- In botany, growing on mountains below the alpine region, that is, below the limit of tree-growth as determined by cold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to the Alps, or other high mountains
- adjective (Bot.) Growing on the elevated parts of mountains, but not above the timber line; subalpine.
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- adjective growing at high altitudes
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Medieval Latin alpestris, from Latin Alpēs, the Alps.]