Lupinus (lupin; family Leguminosae, subfamily Papilionatae) A genus mostly of herbs (a few of which are shrubby) that have palmately compound leaves and erect, terminal, leafless racemes of showy flowers. Lupins are much cultivated in gardens and some are used for cattle fodder. There are some 200 species, mostly in N. America, but a few are native in Europe.
lu·pine1 / ˈloōpin/ • n. a plant (genus Lupinus) of the pea family, with deeply divided leaves and tall, colorful, tapering spikes of flowers.lu·pine2 / ˈloōˌpīn/ • adj. of, like, or relating to a wolf or wolves. ∎ fierce or ravenous as a wolf.
lupin XIV. — L. lupīnus, -um, prob. rel. to lupus WOLF.
lupin See LUPINUS.
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