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| p.1 #11 · Alaska- Lupines and wild rose |
That really sucks, Eric .
A very interesting bit of Middle/English Latin/French trivia, for sure.
If I read your definition correctly- when used as a noun lupine means flowering plant from the pea family. When used as an adjective it means wolflike.
I do believe I have consistently used lupine as a noun .
Over to you, Eric.
Now Charlie, you know better than to question me You may use flowery language while I am more of the wild and dogged type of writer
lu·pine 1 also lu·pin (lpn)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Lupinus in the pea family, having palmately compound leaves and variously colored flowers grouped in spikes or racemes.
[Middle English, from Old French lupin, from Latin lupnum, from neuter of lupnus, wolflike; see lupine2.]
lu·pine 2 (lpn)
1. Characteristic of or resembling a wolf.
2. Rapacious; ravenous.
[French, from Latin lupnus, from lupus, wolf; see wkwo- in Indo-European roots.]