Painted beauty
Painted Paint"ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster]

As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 Webster]

{Painted beauty} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American butterfly ({Vanessa Huntera}), having a variety of bright colors,

{Painted cup} (Bot.), any plant of an American genus of herbs ({Castilleia}) in which the bracts are usually bright-colored and more showy than the flowers. {Castilleia coccinea} has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows.

{Painted finch}. See {Nonpareil}.

{Painted lady} (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored butterfly. See {Thistle butterfly}.

{Painted turtle} (Zo["o]l.), a common American freshwater tortoise ({Chrysemys picta}), having bright red and yellow markings beneath. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • painted beauty — a butterfly, Vanessa virginiensis, having brownish black and orange wings, the hind wings each having two eyespots. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Painted — Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted cup — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted finch — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted lady — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Painted turtle — Painted Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • beauty — (n.) early 14c., physical attractiveness, also goodness, courtesy, from Anglo Fr. beute, O.Fr. biauté beauty, seductiveness, beautiful person (12c., Mod.Fr. beauté), earlier beltet, from V.L. bellitatem (nom. bellitas) state of being handsome,… …   Etymology dictionary

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