lupine definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous flowers for the genus Lupinus in pea household, having palmately mixture leaves and variously coloured blossoms grouped in spikes or racemes.
    • Any leguminous plant associated with the genus Lupinus, some poisonous.
    • An edible lupine seed.
    • A leguminous plant of genus Lupinus, especially Lupinus albus, the seeds that are employed for meals from old times. The typical species of the east United States is Lupinus perennis. There are lots of types in California.
    • A plant associated with genus Lupinus.
    • any plant associated with genus Lupinus; bearing erect surges of frequently purplish-blue blossoms
  • adjective:
    • Characteristic of or resembling a wolf.
    • Rapacious; ravenous.
    • Of, or regarding, the wolf.
    • Wolflike; wolfish.
    • obtaining the qualities of a wolf.
    • Ravenous.
    • Wolfish; ravenous.
    • of or associated with or characteristic of wolves
  • others:
    • Like a wolf; wolfish; ravenous.
    • In zoology, regarding the show or number of canine creatures which contains the wolves, jackals, and dogs, as distinguished through the foxes; tho├Âid.

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