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2 definitions found
 for Lupinus perennis
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lupinus perennis
      n 1: stout perennial of eastern and central North America having
           palmate leaves and showy racemose blue flowers [syn: wild
           lupine, sundial lupine, Indian beet, old-maid's
           bonnet, Lupinus perennis]

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