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Meaning of subalpine

sub•al•pine

Pronunciation: (sub-al'pīn, -pin), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to the regions at the foot of the Alps.
  2. growing on mountains below the limit of tree growth, and above the foothill, or montane, zone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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