alpine / ˈæl paɪn, -pɪn /

of, pertaining to, on, or part of any lofty mountain.
very high; elevated.
(initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, on, or part of the Alps.
Botany. growing on mountains above the limit of tree growth:
alpine plants.
(often initial capital letter) of or relating to downhill skiing or a competitive downhill skiing event.Compare Nordic(def 3).

(initial capital letter) Anthropology. a member of a Caucasoid people found in central Europe and characterized by heavy body build, medium complexion, and straight to wavy hair.

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