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  • n. The common name for members of the genus Lupinus in the family Fabaceae.

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


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  • Frankly, I wouldn’t care if I became allergic to lupin – lupin oil is one of the oils used – but I do care if I become allergic to shellfish or peanuts.

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  • I think it was the harry potter one for remus lupin and at Lumos right?

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  • While the downtown commercial area has been thoroughly cleaned up, in the hotel zone, native blue lupin flowers are still all but obscured by big whitish drifts left by the volcano.

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  • Our days start and end with a slow walk around the plot, adjusting our eyes to the slightest change: the 'wildseed' lupin, the ox-eye daisies, the meadow flowers whose names we maybe never knew, the first cones on the larch, the lurid fungus on the silver birch stump.

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  • Like a tiny pink lupin with vetch-like pinnate leaves, this pea relative is said to have been introduced from France, where it was called "St Foyn" in the 17th century.

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  • I completely forgot the fizzy shock of seeing a flock of swallows burst out of mud nests crusted on the edges of an overpass, and about emerging from the hills and looking down on a huge field of lupin cut in half by the freeway, like a hazy purple lake sliced open by a bridge.

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  • And there was commerce; the shops and markets and store-rooms full of nasturtium seed, thrift seed, lupin beans and suchlike provender from the garden; such stuff one stored in match-boxes and pill- boxes, or packed in sacks of old glove fingers tied up with thread and sent off by waggons along the great military road to the beleaguered fortress on the Indian frontier beyond the worn places that were dismal swamps.

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  • Actually, all you need to do, it seems, is write an article about the gay subtext in the Harry Potter books - here are just a few of the search terms which led folk to my gaff today: sirius remus subtext harry potter gay character gay characters in harry potter harry potter gay character harry potter subtext coded gay remus lupin harry potter lupin and tonks

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  • I liked lupin and sirius the dog in Cuaron's Azkaban however, also the inflating aunt in the beginning was classic.

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  • Rachel and I spent yesterday hiking near Ela junction, on a hill where a certain type of lupin grows only for a short time each year we missed the time.

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