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  • n. An alkaloid extracted from hops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alkaloid extracted from hops as a colorless volatile liquid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, resembling a head of the hop.


Latin lupus the hop: compare French lupuline. (Wiktionary)



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  • adj., Resembling a bunch of hops.

    *Lupulin = Small shining grains of a yellowish colour found under the scales of the calyx of the hop; The bitter aromatic principle contained in the hop, also called lupulite.

    August 6, 2008