indian paint brush

Indian paintbrush

noun
any of several semiparasitic plants belonging to the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, as C. linariaefolia, of the western U.S.: the state flower of Wyoming.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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indian paintbrush

noun
1. erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers [syn: butterfly weed
2. any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts 
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