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lupine Explained

lupine at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['lu:'paın]

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:

lupin

lupine at German => English Of Explained:

lupin

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

Lupine at German => English Of Explained:

Lupine [luːpiːnə]nsf
lupin

lupine at French => English Of Explained:

lupine [lypin]
lupine

lupine at Dutch => English Of Explained:

lupine [lypinə]
lupine

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
California.

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

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

lupine
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

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

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

      Synonyms

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

      Translations

      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

    Noun

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

      Translations

      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

    Anagrams

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


    Latin

    Noun

    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

    German

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de

    Noun

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

    Synonyms

    * Wolfsbohne {{f}}

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