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[ loo-pyuh-lin ]
/ ˈlu pyə lɪn /


the glandular hairs of the hop, Humulus lupulus, formerly used in medicine as a sedative.

Nearby words

lupoid, lupoid hepatitis, lupoid leishmaniasis, lupoid sycosis, lupoma, lupulin, lupus, lupus band test, lupus erythematosus, lupus erythematosus cell, lupus erythematosus cell test

Origin of lupulin

1820–30; < New Latin lupul(us) (diminutive of Latin lupus the hop plant; see -ule) + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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
  • The lupulin sold to brewers is largely adulterated with quassia.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for lupulin


/ (ˈluːpjʊlɪn) /


a resinous powder extracted from the female flowers of the hop plant and used as a sedative

Word Origin for lupulin

C19: from New Latin lupulus, diminutive of lupus the hop plant
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