Alpestrine
Alpestrine Al*pes"trine, a. [L. Alpestris.] 1. Pertaining to the Alps, or other high mountains; as, Alpestrine diseases, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Growing on the elevated parts of mountains, but not above the timber line; subalpine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • alpestrine — [al pes′trin] adj. [ML alpestris < L Alpes: see ALP] 1. of the Alps or any mountainous region 2. Bot. growing in the elevated region closest to the timberline: see also SUBALPINE (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • alpestrine — /al pes trin/, adj. Bot. subalpine (def. 2). [1875 80; < ML alpestr(is) (L Alp(es) the Alps + estris adj. suffix; see TERRESTRIAL) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • alpestrine — al·pes·trine …   English syllables

  • alpestrine —   a. pertaining to alpine zone …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • alpestrine — adjective growing at high altitudes • Syn: ↑subalpine • Similar to: ↑upland, ↑highland …   Useful english dictionary

  • alpestrine subalpine — highland highland adj. 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alpine — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mountainous, high, lofty, snowcapped, rocky, in the clouds, high reaching, soaring, rangy, snow clad, heaven kissing, cloud capped, aerial, ice peaked, elevated, breathlessly high, rarified, towering, alpestrine,… …   English dictionary for students

  • alpine — highland highland adj. 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highland — adj. 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountainous — highland highland adj. 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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