Lupine Definition

lo͝opən
lupines
noun
lupines
Any of a genus (Lupinus) of plants of the pea family, with palmately compound leaves, racemes of white, rose, yellow, or blue flowers, and pods containing beanlike seeds: used for forage, green manure, etc.
Webster's New World
The seed of the European lupine (Lupinus albus), used in some parts of Europe as food.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
lupin
adjective
Of a wolf or wolves.
Webster's New World
Wolflike; fierce; ravenous.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Lupine

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Singular:
lupine
Plural:
lupines

Origin of Lupine

  • Middle English from Old French lupin from Latin lupīnum from neuter of lupīnus wolflike lupine2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Latin lupīnus from lupus wolf wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin lupÄ«nus, from lupus (“wolf").

    From Wiktionary

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