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 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]


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  • painted finch — Nonpareil Non pa*reil , n. [See {Nonpareil}, a. ] 1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person; a nonesuch; often used as a name. [1913 Webster] 2. [F. nonpareille.] (Print.) A size of type next smaller than minion and next… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painted finch — spalvingosios astrildos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Emblema angl. painted finch; painted firetail vok. Gemalter Astrild, m; Spininfexastrild, m rus. расписной астрильд, m pranc. diamant peint, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • painted finch — spalvingoji astrilda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Emblema pictum angl. painted finch; painted firetail vok. Gemalter Astrild, m; Spinifexastrild, m rus. расписной астрильд, m pranc. diamant peint, m ryšiai: platesnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • painted finch — /peɪntəd ˈfɪntʃ/ (say payntuhd finch) noun 1. Also, painted firetail. a Australian finch, Emblema picta, with a brown crown and back, red face, and black flanks with white spots, endemic to spinifex regions of central and western Australia. 2. →… …   Australian English dictionary

  • painted finch — noun see painted bunting …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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… …   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 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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