[ loo-pahyn ]
/ ˈlu paɪn /
pertaining to or resembling the wolf.
related to the wolf.
savage; ravenous; predatory.
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Origin of lupine2
1650–60; < Latin lupīnus of a wolf, equivalent to lup(us) wolf + -īnus -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for most-lupine
/ (ˈluːpaɪn) /
of, relating to, or resembling a wolf
Word Origin for lupine
C17: from Latin lupīnus, from lupus wolf
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Word Origin and History for most-lupine
"wolf-like," 1650s, from French lupine "wolf-like," from Latin lupinus "of the wolf," from lupus "wolf" (see wolf (n.)).
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Science definitions for most-lupine
[ lōō′pīn′ ]
Characteristic of or resembling wolves.
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