- any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, of North America, Europe, and Africa, with large spikes of brightly coloured flowers and flattened pods
C14: from Latin lupīnus wolfish (see lupine); from the belief that the plant ravenously exhausted the soil
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Examples from the Web for lupin
This is the lure of wild nature between the lupin and the laurel.Days Off</p>
Henry Van Dyke
"Tell him to prove it," was Lupin's rejoinder to the journalists.
Was a confederate of Lupin's, like the workmen who flung that bag at our heads.
Lupin, if you don't stop this minute, this second, I fire at mademoiselle!
Lupin had not exaggerated when saying that they would go "pretty fast."
Word Origin and History for lupin
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