a bitter resinous powder obtained from the strobiles of hops, formerly used in medicine as a sedative
Origin of lupulinfrom Modern Latin lupulus, the hop (dim. of Classical Latin lupus, hop plant, apparently identical to lupus, wolf) + -in
A yellowish-brown substance obtained from glands at the base of the strobili of the hop plant, containing essential oils and formerly used in medicine as a sedative.
Origin of lupulinNew Latin lupulus specific epithet of the hop plant ( from diminutive of Latin lupus wild hop plant ) ( from lupus wolf (the hop plant perhaps being so called because of its biting bitterness or the resemblance of its bracts to teeth) ; see lupine2. ) -in