== Alpine==

  • –adjective1.of, pertaining to, on, or part of any lofty mountain.2.very high; elevated.3.( initial capital letter ) of, pertaining to, on, or part of theAlps.4.Botany . growing on mountains above the limit of treegrowth: alpine plants.5.( often initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to downhillskiing or a competitive downhill skiing event. CompareNordic ( def. 3 ) .6.( initial capital letter ) Anthropology . having the featurescharacteristic of an Alpine.–noun7.( initial capital letter ) Anthropology . a member of aCaucasoid people found in central Europe and characterizedby heavy body build, medium complexion, and straight towavy hair.Origin:

1600–10; < L Alpīnus, equiv. to Alp ( ēs ) (pl.) the Alps + -īnus-ine1 —Related formsal·pine·ly, adverb