- designating or of regions at the foot of the Alps
- designating, of, or growing in mountain regions just below the timberline or on a tundra or paramo; alpestrine
Origin of subalpineClassical Latin subalpinus, literally , lying near the Alps: see sub- and Alpine
- Of, relating to, inhabiting, or growing in mountainous regions just below the timberline.
- Of or relating to regions at or near the foot of the Alps.
(comparative more subalpine, superlative most subalpine)
sub- +"Ž Alpine