a low, branching shrub, Loiseleuria procumbens, of northern regions, having evergreen leaves and clusters of white or pink flowers.
- Alpine bistort
See under (def 2). Also called snakeweed. a European plant, Polygonum bistorta, of the buckwheat family, having a twisted root, which is sometimes used as an astringent. any of several related plants, as P. viviparum (alpine bistort) Historical Examples Ser′pent-fish, the snake-fish; Ser′pent-grass, the alpine bistort. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z […]
- Alpine combined
a competition for Alpine skiers in a combination of downhill and slalom races, the winner having the highest total score.
- Alpine currant
. an ornamental shrub, Ribes alpinum, of Europe, having greenish-yellow flowers and scarlet fruit.
- Alpine fir
a fir, Abies lasiocarpa, of the Rocky Mountains, yielding a soft, brittle wood used for making boxes, crates, etc. Historical Examples The principal trees of the meadow area are the alpine fir, the alpine hemlock, and the Alaska cedar. The Mountain that was ‘God’ John H. Williams Arizona Cork Fir (Abies arizonica) very closely resembles […]