Definition of Lupine

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of wolves.
Partainyms: Wolf

Definition of Lupine

1. n. A leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, especially L. albus, the seeds of which have been used for food from ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United States is L. perennis. There are many species in California.

2. a. Wolfish; ravenous.

Definition of Lupine

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, the wolf. ¹

2. Adjective. Wolflike; wolfish. ¹

3. Adjective. Having the characteristics of a wolf. ¹

4. Adjective. Ravenous. ¹

5. Noun. Belonging to the genus ''Lupinus'' of leguminous herbs, some poisonous. ¹

6. Noun. An edible lupine seed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lupine

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lupine

1. Relating to, affecting, resembling or derived from a wolf. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lupine

lunules
lunulet
lunulets
lunulite
luny
lunyie
lunyies
lupanar
lupanars
lupanine hydroxylase
lupercalia
lupiform
lupin
lupinarian
lupine (current term)
lupinelike
lupines
lupinidine
lupinin
lupinine
lupinines
lupinosis
lupins
lupoid
lupoid hepatitis
lupoid leishmaniasis
lupoid sycosis
lupoid ulcer
lupous

Literary usage of Lupine

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1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The species of lupine are numerous, and are chiefly natives of the countries near the Mediterranean Sea, and of the temperate parts of North and South ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"lupine, the common name of a great number of beautiful plants, which are- either annuals, perennial?, or in some instances of a sub- shrubby character, ..."

3. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"The structure corresponds with that of the yellow lupine, except as regards ... The light line is narrow, as in the yellow lupine, but the outer end of the ..."

4. The Vegetable Alkaloids: With Particular Reference to Their Chemical by Amé Pictet (1904)
"THE lupine ALKALOIDS. THE seeds of the yellow lupine (Lupinus luteus L., family of the Leguminosae) contain before or after their germination a large number ..."

5. New England: A Photographic Portrait by Twin Lights Publishers, J Dennis Robinson (2003)
"... While the New Hampshire state flower is the glorious purple lilac, its color and beauty is challenged by the wild lupine, a member of the pea family. ..."

6. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"The species of lupine are numerous, and are chiefly natives of the countries near the Mediterranean Sea, and of the temperate parts of North and South ..."

7. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1889)
"(4) On the development of Aleurone grains in the lupine ... It would appear however from the study of development of these structures in species of lupine, ..."

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