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alpine

adjective uk   /ˈæl.paɪn/ us  
Alpine relating to the Alps: Alpine ski resorts relating to high mountain areas: Our window looked out on a beautiful alpine scene.

alpine

noun [C] uk   /ˈæl.paɪn/ ( also alpine plant) us  
a plant that grows naturally in high mountain areas where trees are unable to grow
Translations of “alpine”
in Spanish alpino…
in French alpin, alpestre…
in German Alpen-……
in Chinese (Traditional) 阿爾卑斯山的, 高山的…
in Russian горный…
in Turkish yüksek dağlarda var olan, oraya ait olan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阿尔卑斯山的, 高山的…
in Polish alpejski, wysokogórski…
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