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Lupine  n.  (Bot.) A leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, especially Lupinus albus, the seeds of which have been used for food from ancient times. The common species of the Eastern United States is Lupinus perennis. There are many species in California.

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"Lupine" Quotes from Famous Books

... hour. One can never fix the precise moment when the rosy tint the field has from the wild almond passes into the inspiring blue of lupines. One notices here and there a spike of bloom, and a day later the whole field royal and ruffling lightly to the wind. Part of the charm of the lupine is the continual stir of its plumes to airs not suspected otherwhere. Go and stand by any crown of bloom and the tall stalks do but rock a little as for drowsiness, but look off across the field, and ...
— The Land of Little Rain • Mary Austin

Words linked to "Lupine" :   Carolina lupine, Lupinus subcarnosus, woody plant, Lupinus texensis, wild lupine, Lupinus, genus Lupinus, white lupine, Texas bluebonnet, lupin, bluebonnet, wolf bean, Lupinus albus, field lupine, sundial lupine, wolf, tree lupine, ligneous plant, false lupine, yellow lupine

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