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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers;
[syn: lupine, lupin]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to or characteristic of wolves;

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lupine \Lu"pine\, n. [L. lupinus, lupinum, apparently fr. lupinus belonging to a wolf, fr. lupus a wolf; perh. so called because it was supposed to exhaust the soil: cf. F. lupin. Cf. Wolf.] (Bot.) A leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, especially Lupinus albus, the seeds of which have been used for food from ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United States is Lupinus perennis. There are many species in California. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lupine \Lu"pine\, a. [See Lupine, n.] Wolfish; ravenous. --Gauden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lupine adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of wolves n 1: any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers [syn: lupine, lupin]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "lupine": all-devouring, all-engulfing, bloodsucking, canine, doggy, extortionate, foxlike, foxy, grabby, grasping, parasitic, predacious, predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, ravenous, sharkish, vulpine, vulturine, vulturous, wolfish