a) [ geomorphology ]
   (adjective) Characteristic of, or resembling the European Alps, or any lofty mountain or mountain system, especially one so modified by intense glacial erosion as to contain cirques, horns, etc. (e.g., alpine lake) GG.
    b) (not recommended as a landform term). An ecological community term for high- elevation plant communities.
   SW & GG

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.


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