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/
    • (file)
  • 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.
    Synonyms: gluttonous, insatiable, rapacious; see also Thesaurus:voracious
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Etymology 2 edit

See lupin.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈluː.pɪn/
    • (file)

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a lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)

lupine (plural lupines)

  1. North American English form of lupin (any plant of the genus Lupinus; an edible legume seed of one of these plants).
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  1. vocative singular of lupīnus