lupulin

[loo-pyuh-lin]

Origin of lupulin

1820–30; < New Latin lupul(us) (diminutive of Latin lupus the hop plant; see -ule) + -in2
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lupulin

noun
  1. 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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