lupin

US lupine

/ (ˈluːpɪn) /

noun

any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, of North America, Europe, and Africa, with large spikes of brightly coloured flowers and flattened pods

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Word Origin for lupin

C14: from Latin lupīnus wolfish (see lupine); from the belief that the plant ravenously exhausted the soil
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