Alpine vs Wolpertinger - What's the difference?

alpine | wolpertinger |


As a proper noun alpine

is a cdp in california.

As an adjective alpine

is relating to the alps, a mountain range in western europe.

As a noun wolpertinger is

a fictional creature said to inhabit the alpine forests of bavaria, having various incongruous features such as wings, antlers, and fangs.

alpine

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or inhabiting mountains, especially above the timber line
  • (skiing); of or relating to slalom and downhill skiing. (Compare Nordic.)
  • Derived terms

    * alpine pasqueflower * alpine marmot

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of several plants, native to mountain habitats, often grown in a rock garden
  • Anagrams

    * * ----

    wolpertinger

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia wolpertinger)
  • A fictional creature said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria, having various incongruous features such as wings, antlers, and fangs.
  • * 1995 , Greg N Carlson, Francis Jeffry Pelletier, The generic book
  • The wolpertinger roams the mountains and forests of the Bavarian Alps.
  • * 2004 , Bill Cannon, Texas: Land of Legend and Lore
  • ...fall into the same category as Germany's wolpertingers , which we have seen on our visits to that country.
  • * 2006 , Regine Eckardt, Meaning change in grammaticalization
  • We can however think of hypothetical worlds w' that contain wolpertingers and/or unicorns...