alpestrine

alpestrine

[al-pes-trin]
adjective Botany.
subalpine ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1875–80; < Medieval Latin alpestr(is) (Latin Alp(ēs) the Alps + -estris adj. suffix; see terrestrial) + -ine1

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alpestrine (ælˈpɛstrɪn)
 
adj
(of plants) growing at high altitudes; subalpine
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin alpestris, from Latin Alpēs the Alps]

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