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 for Lupinus albus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lupine \Lu"pine\, n. [L. lupinus, lupinum, apparently fr.
     lupinus belonging to a wolf, fr. lupus a wolf; perh. so
     called because it was supposed to exhaust the soil: cf. F.
     lupin. Cf. Wolf.] (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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lupinine \Lu"pin*ine\, n. (Chem.)
     An alkaloid found in several species of lupine ({Lupinus
     luteus, Lupinus albus, etc.), and extracted as a bitter
     crystalline substance, having a formula C10H19NO. Called
     also l-lupinine
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Chemically it is a a bicyclic saturated quinolizine
           [1-R-trans]-Octahydro-2H-quinolizine-1-methanol, with
           the structure:
           CH2OH | /\ H /\ / \|/ \ | | | | N | \ / \ / \/ \/
           --[MI11]
           [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lupinus albus
      n 1: white-flowered Eurasian herb widely cultivated for forage
           and erosion control [syn: white lupine, field lupine,
           wolf bean, Egyptian lupine, Lupinus albus]

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