(North American also lupine /ˈluːpɪn/)
A plant of the pea family with deeply divided leaves and tall colourful tapering spikes of flowers.
- Genus Lupinus, family Leguminosae: several species.
- The slugs also preferred the leaves of lucerne, white clover and lupins, to the wheat plants.
- Their curiosity got the better of them when they noticed that, unlike other crops, plants in the legume family - beans, peas, alfalfa, lupines, vetch - thrived even in nitrogen-deficient soils.
- Planted along with traditional peonies, irises and chrysanthemums, are lupines, veronicas and Canterbury bells, a contemporary feature rarely seen in Japanese gardens.
Late Middle English: from Latin lupinus.
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