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lupine

noun lu·pine \ˈlü-pən\

Definition of lupine

  1. :  any of a genus (Lupinus) of leguminous herbs including some poisonous forms and others cultivated for their long showy racemes of usually blue, purple, white, or yellow flowers or for green manure, fodder, or their edible seeds; also :  an edible lupine seed



Variants of lupine

also lupin play \ˈlü-pən\

Origin of lupine

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lupinus, lupinum, from lupinus, adjective


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms


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lupine

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adjective lu·pine \-ˌpīn\

Definition of lupine

  1. :  wolfish



Origin of lupine

Latin lupinus, from lupus wolf — more at wolf


First Known Use: 1660

Other Mammals Terms

Rhymes with lupine

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LUPINE Defined for Kids

lupine

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noun lu·pine \ˈlü-pən\

Definition of lupine for Students

  1. :  a plant related to the clovers that has tall spikes of showy flowers




Medical Dictionary

lupine

noun lu·pine

Medical Definition of lupine

  1. :  any of a genus (Lupinus) of leguminous herbs some of which cause lupinosis and others are cultivated for green manure, fodder, or their edible seeds; also :  an edible lupine seed



Variants of lupine

also lupin \ˈlü-pən\play

Learn More about lupine

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lupine" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "lupine"


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