alpine /ˈalpʌɪn/


I. adjective

1. relating to high mountains

alpine and subalpine habitats.
2. ( Alpine) relating to the Alps

Alpine guides.
[Skiing] relating to or denoting skiing downhill

an alpine ski team.
Often contrasted with Nordic.
II. noun

1. a plant native to mountain districts, often suitable for growing in rock gardens.

a collection of alpines and dwarf bulbs.
2. a North American butterfly which has brownish-black wings with orange-red markings.

●Genus Erebia, subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae.
– origin late Middle English: from Latin Alpinus, from Alpes ‘Alps’ (see alp).

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