painted-cup

painted cup

noun
any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, having highly colored dilated bracts about the flowers.
Also called paintbrush.


Origin:
1780–90

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painted cup

noun
any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts [syn: Indian paintbrush
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