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Definition of "lupine" []

  • Any of numerous plants of the genus Lupinus in the pea family, having palmately compound leaves and variously colored flowers grouped in spikes or racemes. (noun)
  • Characteristic of or resembling a wolf. (adjective)
  • Rapacious; ravenous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lupine" in a sentence
  • "I couldn't see the wolves, nor was I expert enough in lupine vocalization to determine whether their yelps signaled a chase or something else."
  • "Part of the charm of the lupine is the continual stir of its plumes to airs not suspected otherwhere."
  • "The lupine is another of those interesting plants which go to sleep at night."