Definition of lupine in English:


Line breaks: lu¦pine
Pronunciation: /ˈluːpʌɪn


  • Of, like, or relating to a wolf or wolves.
    More example sentences
    • With media attention hitting fever pitch, a strangely lupine man called Wolf decides to take up the hunt, interrupting Dusty's incompetent press conference.
    • In the Scottish Highlands, environmental campaigners and landowners wrangled over the possibility of reintroducing wolves to a landscape devoid of lupine presence since the 1700s.
    • His name is Nick Dickory, and he has lupine features.


mid 17th century: from Latin lupinus, from lupus 'wolf'.

More definitions of lupine

Definition of lupine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space