from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Lupinus in the pea family, having palmately compound leaves and variously colored flowers grouped in spikes or racemes.
- adj. Characteristic of or resembling a wolf.
- adj. Rapacious; ravenous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or pertaining to, the wolf.
- adj. Wolflike; wolfish.
- adj. Having the characteristics of a wolf.
- adj. Ravenous.
- n. Any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, some poisonous.
- n. An edible lupine seed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, especially Lupinus albus, the seeds of which have been used for food from ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United States is Lupinus perennis. There are many species in California.
- adj. Wolfish; ravenous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a wolf; wolfish; ravenous.
- In zoology, pertaining to the series or group of canine animals which contains the wolves, jackals, and dogs, as distinguished from the foxes; thoöid.
- n. A plant of the genus Lupinus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of wolves
- n. any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
I couldn't see the wolves, nor was I expert enough in lupine vocalization to determine whether their yelps signaled a chase or something else.
Part of the charm of the lupine is the continual stir of its plumes to airs not suspected otherwhere.
The lupine is another of those interesting plants which go to sleep at night.
When older wolves can no longer hunt successfully, younger wolves share their kill with them, in what MacNulty describes as a lupine version of Social Security.
It was made of barley; certain herbs, such as lupine and skirret, were used as substitutes for hops.
_ "In plant-lore 'lupine' means wolfish, and is suggestive of the Evil One."
Mom wrote about choosing lupine flowers for her blog's background over the pink breast cancer ribbon theme expected of her.
There's "character development" to break up the lupine action, though, as plane-crash survivors cope with their Alaskan version of Deliverance.
And what of the one butterfly that lives only on wild lupine that tons of gardeners in the Upper Midwest intentionally plant (and cultivate, etc.) in their gardens?
Fifty-seven years later, he enthusiastically recites his first lines, with appropriate lupine ferocity.