lupine

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See also: Lupine and łupinę

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Etymology 1[edit]

taxidermy wolf (Canis lupus lupus) in a lupine pose

Borrowed from Latin lupīnus, from lupus (wolf). Piecewise doublet of wolven, Latin lupus being a cognate of wolf and -ine being a doublet of -en.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈluː.paɪn/
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  • Hyphenation: lu‧pine
  • Rhymes: -uːpaɪn

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lupine (comparative more lupine, superlative most lupine)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, the wolf.
  2. Wolflike; wolfish.
  3. Having the characteristics of a wolf.
  4. Ravenous.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See lupin

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lupine (plural lupines)

  1. US form of lupin (any plant of the genus Lupinus; an edible legume seed of one of these plants).
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lupīne

  1. vocative singular of lupīnus