alpestrine

[ al-pes-trin ]
/ ælˈpɛs trɪn /

adjective Botany.

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Origin of alpestrine

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

(of plants) growing at high altitudes; subalpine

Word Origin for alpestrine

C19: from Medieval Latin alpestris, from Latin Alpēs the Alps
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