lupin

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lupin or (US) lupine (ˈluːpɪn)
 
n
any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, of North America, Europe, and Africa, with large spikes of brightly coloured flowers and flattened pods
 
[C14: from Latin lupīnus wolfish (see lupine); from the belief that the plant ravenously exhausted the soil]
 
lupine or (US) lupine
 
n
 
[C14: from Latin lupīnus wolfish (see lupine); from the belief that the plant ravenously exhausted the soil]

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lupin
plant of the genus lupinus, late 14c., from L. lupinus.
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