bottlebrush
bottlebrush ottlebrush n. a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Bottlebrush — or bottle brush may refer to:*A type of brush * Callistemon , a genus of shrubs and trees from Australia known as bottlebrushes * Beaufortia , a genus of shrubs from Australia known as bottlebrushes …   Wikipedia

  • bottlebrush — [bät′ lbrush΄] n. any of a genus (Callistemon) of shrubs or trees of the myrtle family, having flowers with conspicuous tufts of red or yellow stamens and cultivated in warm climates …   English World dictionary

  • Bottlebrush — Callistemon …   Википедия

  • bottlebrush — noun Etymology: from the shape of the flowers Date: circa 1841 any of a genus (Callistemon) of Australian trees and shrubs of the myrtle family widely cultivated in warm regions especially for their spikes of brightly colored flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bottlebrush — /bot l brush /, n. Bot. any of various trees or shrubs of the myrtle family, esp. of the genera Callistemon and Melaleuca, native to Australia and adjacent areas, having spikes of flowers with numerous conspicuous stamens. [1705 15; BOTTLE1 +… …   Universalium

  • bottlebrush — noun a) Any of various trees or shrubs of the myrtle family, especially of the genera Callistemon and Melaleuca, native to Australia and adjacent areas, having spikes of flowers with numerous conspicuous stamens. b) A cylindrical brush on a thin… …   Wiktionary

  • bottlebrush — noun 1》 a cylindrical brush for cleaning inside bottles. 2》 an Australian shrub or small tree with spikes of scarlet or yellow flowers resembling bottlebrushes. [Genus Callistemon.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bottlebrush — bot•tle•brush [[t]ˈbɒt lˌbrʌʃ[/t]] n. pln any Australasian tree or shrub of the genera Callistemon and Melaleuca, of the myrtle family, having a flower spike with pink or yellow brushlike tufts • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • bottlebrush — /ˈbɒtlbrʌʃ / (say botlbrush) noun 1. a brush for cleaning bottles. 2. any species of the Australian genus Callistemon whose flower spikes resemble a cylindrical brush. 3. a member of other related, and occasionally unrelated, species with similar …   Australian English dictionary

  • bottlebrush — noun a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles • Hypernyms: ↑brush …   Useful english dictionary

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