Definition of lupine in English:


Line breaks: lu¦pine
Pronunciation: /ˈluːpʌɪn


Of, like, or relating to a wolf or wolves: a lupine howl
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  • 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'.

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