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alpestrine

[al-pes-trin] /ælˈpɛs trɪn/
adjective, Botany
1.
subalpine (def 2).
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Medieval Latin alpestr(is) (Latin Alp(ēs) the Alps + -estris adj. suffix; see terrestrial) + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for alpestrine

alpestrine

/ælˈpɛstrɪn/
adjective
1.
(of plants) growing at high altitudes; subalpine
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin alpestris, from Latin Alpēs the Alps
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