- the glandular hairs of the hop, Humulus lupulus, formerly used in medicine as a sedative.
Origin of lupulin
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The lupulin sold to brewers is largely adulterated with quassia.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The hop extract (lupulin and hop resin) is in much smaller amount.
The base of the scales of the strobile are covered with a yellowish powder, consisting of resin-bearing glands, known as lupulin.
Finding this far better, I asked Mr. Phillips if he could not prepare for me lupulin, or the anodyne of hops.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
- a resinous powder extracted from the female flowers of the hop plant and used as a sedative
C19: from New Latin lupulus, diminutive of lupus the hop plant
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