Lupine meaning

lo͝opən
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Any of numerous plants of the genus Lupinus of the pea family, having palmately compound leaves and colorful flowers grouped in spikes or racemes. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals and others for their edible seeds.
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Characteristic of or resembling a wolf.
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Rapacious; ravenous.
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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.
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The seed of the European lupine (Lupinus albus), used in some parts of Europe as food.
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Of a wolf or wolves.
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Wolflike; fierce; ravenous.
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Characteristic of or resembling wolves.
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Of, or pertaining to, the wolf.
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Having the characteristics of a wolf.
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An edible lupine seed.
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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