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Originally: of or characteristic of mountains, especially the Alps. In later use: (specifically) designating a zone of vegetation growing below the tree line in a mountainous habitat; of or characteristic of this zone.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Abercrombie (1726–1806), horticulturist and writer. From post-classical Latin alpestris mountainous + -ine.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.