lupine

When something reminds you of a wolf, you can describe it as lupine. German shepherds are much more lupine than pugs are.

A lupine person, animal, or thing shares some of the characteristics of a wolf. You might describe your brother's sharp-toothed smile as slightly lupine, worry about your sister's lupine habit of howling at the full moon, or admire your dog's noble lupine profile. The adjective lupine comes from the French word of the same name, with Latin roots: lupinus, "of the wolf," from lupus, "wolf."

Primary Meanings of lupine

1.
adj
of or relating to or characteristic of wolves
2.
n
any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
Full Definitions of lupine
1

adj of or relating to or characteristic of wolves

2

n any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers

Synonyms:
lupin
Types:
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Egyptian lupine, Lupinus albus, field lupine, white lupine, wolf bean
white-flowered Eurasian herb widely cultivated for forage and erosion control
Lupinus luteus, yellow lupine
yellow-flowered European lupine cultivated for forage
Lupinus subcarnosus, Texas bluebonnet, bluebonnet, buffalo clover
low-growing annual herb of southwestern United States (Texas) having silky foliage and blue flowers; a leading cause of livestock poisoning in the southwestern United States
Lupinus texensis, Texas bluebonnet
closely resembles Lupinus subcarnosus; southwestern United States (Texas)
Type of:
ligneous plant, woody plant
a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems