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alpine

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Alpine \Al"pine\, adjective [L. Alpinus, fr. Alpes the Alps: cf. F. Alpin.]

1. Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain; as, Alpine snows; Alpine plants.

2. Like the Alps; lofty. "Gazing up an Alpine height." --Tennyson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

highland \highland\ adjective of, located in, or characteristic of high or hilly country. Contrasted to {lowland}. [prenominal] [Narrower terms: {alpestrine, subalpine ; {alpine}; {mountain(prenominal) ; {mountainous ]

Syn: upland. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

alpine

adjective

1: relating to or characteristic of alps; "alpine sports"

2: relating to the Alps and their inhabitants; "Alpine countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Germany"

3: living or growing above the timber line; "alpine flowers"


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