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lupine Explained

lupine at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lupine at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"wolf-like," 1660, from Fr. lupine "wolf-like," from L. lupinus "of the wolf," from lupus "wolf." The plant name is attested from 1398, from L. lupinus; but the reason for association with the animal is unclear; perhaps it was so called because of a belief that the plants were harmful to soil. ///

lupine at German => English Of Explained:


lupine at German => English Of Explained:


lupine at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of about 200 species of herbaceous and partly woody plants that make up the genus Lupinus in the pea family (see legume), found throughout the Mediterranean and especially on the prairies of W N. America. Many are grown in the U.S. as ornamentals, and a few species are useful as cover or forage crops. Herbaceous lupines, which grow up to 4 ft (1.25 m) tall, have low, divided leaves and an upright flower spike, and many are hybridized for gardens. The name comes from the Latin for "wolf" because these plants were once thought to deplete, or "wolf," minerals from the soil; in actuality some species aid soil fertility through nitrogen fixation.

lupine at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

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

lupine at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:


Lupine at German => English Of Explained:

Lupine [luːpiːnə]nsf

lupine at French => English Of Explained:

lupine [lypin]

lupine at Dutch => English Of Explained:

lupine [lypinə]

lupine at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Taking): taking, predatory, lupine, rapacious, raptorial, ravenous, parasitic.

Lupine at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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 {L.
albus}, the seeds of which have been used for food from
ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United
States is {L. perennis}. There are many species in

Lupine \Lu"pine\, a. [See {Lupine}, n.]
Wolfish; ravenous. --Gauden.

lupine at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : of or relating to or characteristic of wolves
n : any plant of the genus Lupin; bearing erect spikes of
usually purplish-blue flowers [syn: {lupin}]

lupine at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Lupine



Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lupinus|lupīnus|lang=la, from Inter: term » lupus||wolf|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈluː.paɪn/
  • Inter: hyphenation » lu|pine
  • Inter: rhymes » aɪn


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Of, or pertaining to, the wolf.
    1. Wolflike; wolfish.
    2. Having the characteristics of a wolf.
    3. Ravenous.


      * Inter: sense » ravenous ferocious, gluttonous, insatiable, rapacious, voracious


      Inter: trans-top » wolf-like

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|susimainen
  • German: Inter: t- » de|wölfisch

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|lupesc

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having the characteristics of a wolf
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|susimainen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|wölfisch

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ravenous
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ahnas
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|vorace

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|mit Bärenhunger, Inter: t- » de|unersättlich

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: wikipedia » Lupin
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, some poisonous.
    1. An edible lupine seed.


      Inter: trans-top » leguminous plant of genus Lupinus

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lupiini
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lupin|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Lupine|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|lupino|m
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|lubinas
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|łubin|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an edible lupine seed
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lupiininsiemen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lupin

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * line up, lineup, line-up
    • pinule
    • up line, up-line, upline



    Inter: la-noun-form » lupīne
  • Inter: inflection of » lupinus|lupīnus|voc|s|lang=la

  • Translation: fr » lupine
    Translation: ko » lupine
    Translation: io » lupine
    Translation: ka » lupine
    Translation: la » lupine
    Translation: nl » lupine
    Translation: pl » lupine
    Translation: pt » lupine
    Translation: fi » lupine
    Translation: ta » lupine
    Translation: vi » lupine
    Translation: zh » lupine

    Lupine at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » lupine


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » f||Lupinen
  • lupin, lupine


    * Wolfsbohne {{f}}

  • Category: Category:de:Plants -
    Translation: io » Lupine
    Translation: la » Lupine
    Translation: zh » Lupine