a greenhouse especially designed for alpine (high mountain) regions, designed to control temperature, moisture, and ‘photoperiod’ light levels and air flow to replicate alpine habitats accurately
- Alpine ibex
an ibex, Capra ibex, of the Alps and Apennines, having long, heavy horns with transverse ridges.
- Alpine touring
noun a type of long-distance skiing in steep terrain, using special equipment like wide skis with special bindings; also called randonnée Word Origin 1969
- Alpine tundra
a tundra that is treeless because of high elevation rather than high latitude.
- Zirconium oxide
Chemistry. a white, heavy, amorphous, odorless and tasteless, infusible, water-insoluble powder, ZrO 2 , used chiefly as a pigment for paints, an abrasive, and in the manufacture of refractory crucibles. noun a white amorphous powder that is insoluble in water and highly refractory, used as a pigment for paints, a catalyst, and an abrasive. Formula: […]