lupin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lupin any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
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Usage

In literature:

It was a shadowed and lupine eye which Durkin cautiously opened as he felt more than heard MacNutt's quick footsteps on the carpeted floor.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
There were blue lupins and golden helianthi.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Occasionally we passed great tracts of lupine.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
Lupin is in everything; Lupin is everywhere!
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Cattle and sheep relish the Yellow Lupine, but according to Mr. Kimber, pigs reject it.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
The mesa stretched a mass of purple lupine at their feet.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
Here are some lupines that are just making their appearance above ground.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
There was something furtive and lupine about him that suggested the wild beast stalking its kill.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Lupins are largely cultivated, both for their own intrinsic value, and to induce the growth of other plants.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
The Lupin of Lupins, the master of masters, inaccessible and invisible, caught in a trap by a woman and a boy!...
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
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In poetry:

Beside the southern casement sings,
Within his cage, a linnet grey;
Beneath, upon the window-seat,
A pot with flowering lupines gay.
"Pictures of Memory" by Janet Hamilton
Its cold, round crystals
form and slide and settle
in the white hens' feathers,
in gray glazed cabbages,
on the cabbage roses
and lupins like apostles;
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
And climb the white—veiled slopes arrayed
In bridal bloom of peach and pear,
While, 'neath the olive's phantom shade,
Lupine and beanflower scent the air.
"Florence" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Lupine works well in landscapes.
Silver bush lupine is willing to grow in a variety of soils and is covered with attractive flower spires in spring.
Find information on planting and growing Lupines and see pictures from the Plant Encyclopedia at Better Homes and Gardens.
Corrected Lupine Award Press Release.
Maine Author and Illustrator Honored with the 2010 Lupine Award.
Yesterday Down East sent out a press release by email announcing the Lupine Award recipient, our children's book, Many Hands.
No one has posted in a couple of weeks, so I just wondered if anyone has tried food plots with Blue Lupine .
Lupine standing proudly just south of Bayfield Wisconsin.
Lupine on the way to Madeline Island Click to enlarge.
Find more information about propagating lupin here.
Lupin Seedlings Newly propagated lupin seeds.
Expert tips for harvesting, growing and propagating lupin from seeds.
Food Manufacturers Look to Reformulate With Lupin.
The Lupin Beach development has been in the works since 2008, but only now is the issue getting controversial.
It's nighttime and the auditorium at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas is packed with fifth-grade girls and their mothers wearing pajamas .
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