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lupine adj : of or relating to or characteristic of wolves n : any plant of the genus Lupin; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers [syn: lupin]

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  • Hyphenation: lu"pine


  1. Of, or pertaining to, the wolf.
  2. Wolf-like; wolfish.
  3. Having the characteristics of a wolf.
  4. Ravenous.


  • French: lupin
having the characteristics of a wolf
  • French: lupin
  • French: lupin, vorace


  1. Belonging to the genus Lupinus of leguminous herbs, some poisonous.
  2. An edible lupine seed.


plant of genus Lupinus
  • Finnish: lupiini
  • French: lupin
  • German: Lupine
  • Italian: lupino
  • Lithuanian: lubinas
  • Polish: łubin
an edible lupine seed
  • French: lupin

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Lupine may be one of several things:

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