from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Minute yellowish-brown hairs obtained from the strobili of the hop plant, formerly used in medicine as a sedative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Small hairs gotten from the strobili of the hop plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bitter principle extracted from hops.
- n. The fine yellow resinous powder found upon the strobiles or fruit of hops, and containing this bitter principle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The peculiar bitter aromatic principle of the hop. Also called lupulite.
- n. An alkaloid found in hops.
- n. The fine yellow powder of hops, which contains the bitter principle.
- n. Also humulin, humuline.
New Latin lupulus, hop species (diminutive of Latin lupus, hop plant, from lupus, wolf; see lupine2) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)