Definition of arolla in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈrɒlə
(also arolla pine)


  • A tall pine tree of the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, frequently planted in dense clumps as an avalanche break.
    • Pinus cembra, family Pinaceae. Alternative name: Swiss stone pine
    More example sentences
    • P. cembra, the Swiss stone pine, has a range which extends eastwards from the Alps; and P. gerardiana is a native of the Himalayas.
    • Arc 2000 takes you from the imposing kingdom of arolla pines to the ‘roof of the world’.
    • The Aletsch forest with its very old Swiss stone pines is an experience well worth making.


late 19th century: from Swiss French arol(l)e.

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