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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A plant in the legume family with white, yellow, blue or pink flowers.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A plant in the legume family with white, yellow, blue or pink flowers. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Pertaining to or resembling the wolf.

Usage examples (39)
  • The field was dotted with many different colors of lupine.
  • For example Professor Lupin is a werewolf, and the SAT word “lupine” means wolflike!
  • Either way, start with an appetizer that's rare in restaurants: salty, fried lupine beans.
  • Plant native flowers that attract butterflies, such as asters, hollyhocks, lupine and milkweed. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''lupine" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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