any leguminous plant of the genus Lupinus, of North America, Europe, and Africa, with large spikes of brightly coloured flowers and flattened pods
plant of the genus lupinus, late 14c., from Latin lupinus, name of the plant, noun use of an adjective meaning “of a wolf” (see lupine). The reason for association with the animal is unclear; perhaps it was so called because of a belief that the plants were harmful to soil (cf. lupus).
[loo-pin] /ˈlu pɪn/ noun 1. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Lupinus, of the legume family, as L. albus (white lupine) of Europe, bearing edible seeds, or L. perennis, of the eastern U.S., having tall, dense clusters of blue, pink, or white flowers. [loo-pahyn] /ˈlu paɪn/ adjective 1. pertaining to or resembling the […]
[loo-pee-noh] /luˈpi noʊ/ noun 1. Ida, 1918–95, U.S. actress and film director, born in England.
lupoid lu·poid (lōō’poid’) adj. Resembling lupus.
- Lupoid hepatitis
lupoid hepatitis n. An active chronic hepatitis that is characterized by jaundice with liver cell damage and by positive lupus erythematosus cell tests, but that does not present the physical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus.