any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Lupinus, of the legume family, as L. albus(white lupine ), of Europe, bearing edible seeds, or L. perennis, of the eastern U.S., having tall, dense clusters of blue, pink, or white flowers.
Other definitions for lupine (2 of 2)
pertaining to or resembling the wolf.
related to the wolf.
savage; ravenous; predatory.
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How to use lupine in a sentence
Akysonov has a gang of fascistic ultras known as the lupine Hordes, which are intent on invading Moscow and restoring Holy Russia.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea | Michael Weiss | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
America is at war with lupine rebels, because the country is rich in uranium.The Werewolf Novel as Post-9/11 Political Allegory? | Roxane Gay | May 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lavender-colored arctic lupine grows in decorative masses.Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
And what more thoroughly representative of cruelty, savageness, and treachery than a wolf, or even something partly lupine!Werwolves | Elliott O'Donnell
Poppies and lupine and many others are the flower tradition of California but they are not what I mean here.Vignettes Of San Francisco | Almira Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for lupine
of, relating to, or resembling a wolf
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Scientific definitions for lupine
Characteristic of or resembling wolves.
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