Alpine vs Wolpertinger - What's the difference?
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.
Of, relating to, or inhabiting mountains, especially above the timber line
(skiing); of or relating to slalom and downhill skiing. (Compare Nordic.)
* alpine pasqueflower
* alpine marmot
Any of several plants, native to mountain habitats, often grown in a rock garden
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
* 2004 , Bill Cannon, Texas: Land of Legend and Lore
- The wolpertinger roams the mountains and forests of the Bavarian Alps.
* 2006 , Regine Eckardt, Meaning change in grammaticalization
- ...fall into the same category as Germany's wolpertingers , which we have seen on our visits to that country.
- We can however think of hypothetical worlds w' that contain wolpertingers and/or unicorns...