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Definition of alpine
adjective [usually attributive]
of or relating to high mountains:alpine and subalpine habitats (Alpine) of or relating to the Alps:the major Alpine ski venues (also Alpine) (of skiing) involving downhill racing:an alpine ski team
1a plant native to mountain districts, often suitable for growing in rock gardens. 2a North American butterfly that typically has brownish-black wings with orange-red markings.
- Genus Erebia, subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae: several species