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A rosy glow that suffuses snow-covered mountain peaks at dawn or dusk on a clear day.

[Partial translation of German Alpenglühen : Alpen, Alps + glühen, to glow.]
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a reddish light on the summits of snow-covered mountain peaks at sunset or sunrise
[partial translation of German Alpenglühen, from Alpen Alps + glühen to glow]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈæl pənˌgloʊ)

a reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset.
[1870–75; < German Alpenglühen,=Alpen Alps, with glow replacing German Glühen]
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