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lupine2

[loo-pahyn] /ˈlu paɪn/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or resembling the wolf.
2.
related to the wolf.
3.
savage; ravenous; predatory.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin lupīnus of a wolf, equivalent to lup(us) wolf + -īnus -ine1
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lupine

/ˈluːpaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a wolf
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lupīnus, from lupus wolf
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lupine
"wolf-like," 1650s, from Fr. lupine "wolf-like," from L. lupinus "of the wolf," from lupus "wolf" (see wolf). The plant name is attested from late 14c., from L. lupinus; but the reason for association with the animal is unclear; perhaps it was so called because of a belief that the plants were harmful to soil.
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lupine
  (l'pīn')   
Characteristic of or resembling wolves.
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