- plants whose natural habitat approaches the line of perpetual snow.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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Alpine plant — Alpine plants are plants whose natural habitat is mountain slopes, above the tree line approaching the line of perpetual snow. See also * alpine meadow * alpine tundra External links * [http://www.greekmountainflora.info Greek Mountain Flora] *… … Wikipedia
Alpine — Al pine, a. [L. Alpinus, fr. Alpes the Alps: cf. F. Alpin.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Alps, or to any lofty mountain; as, Alpine snows; Alpine plants. [1913 Webster] 2. Like the Alps; lofty. Gazing up an Alpine height. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
alpine garden — noun : a garden on rock ledges or among rocks in the alpine zone or one (as in certain cool damp locations) intended to simulate such a garden; broadly : rock garden * * * a rock garden. [1940 45] * * * alpine garden, a kind of rock garden in… … Useful english dictionary
Alpine Bistort — Taxobox name = Alpine Bistort image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Polygonaceae genus = Polygonum binomial = Polygonum viviparum binomial authority = L. synonyms =… … Wikipedia
alpine — alpinely, adv. /al puyn, pin/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, on, or part of any lofty mountain. 2. very high; elevated. 3. (cap.) of, pertaining to, on, or part of the Alps. 4. Bot. growing on mountains above the limit of tree growth: alpine plants … Universalium
alpine — al•pine [[t]ˈæl paɪn, pɪn[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to any lofty mountain 2) very high; elevated 3) (cap.) of or pertaining to the Alps 4) ecl native to the heights above the timberline: alpine plants[/ex] 5) spog (often cap.) of or… … From formal English to slang
alpine — adjective 1 related to the Alps 2 alpine plants grow near the top of a mountain where trees cannot grow … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
Alpine marmot — An Alpine marmot in the regional park of the Queyras in France Conservation status … Wikipedia
Plants in the Bible — • Discusses all of the types of plants mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Plants in the Bible Plants in the Bible … Catholic encyclopedia
Alpine tundra — Hikers traversing the Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains, much of which is in the alpine zone. Alpine tundra is a natural region that does not contain trees because it is at high altitude. Alpine tundra is distinguished from arctic tundra,… … Wikipedia