devil's paintbrush
noun Date: 1900 orange hawkweed; broadly any of various hawkweeds that are naturalized weeds in the eastern United States

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • devil's paintbrush — ☆ devil s paintbrush n. a perennial European hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) with leafless flower stalks bearing a cluster of orange red heads: now a common weed in N U.S. and Canada * * * …   Universalium

  • devil's paintbrush — ☆ devil s paintbrush n. a perennial European hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum) with leafless flower stalks bearing a cluster of orange red heads: now a common weed in N U.S. and Canada …   English World dictionary

  • Devil's Paintbrush — can refer to: a flower, also known as orange hawkweed, Pilosella aurantiaca a machine gun, see Maxim gun This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an inter …   Wikipedia

  • devil's paintbrush. — See orange hawkweed. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • devil's paintbrush — noun N. Amer. the European orange hawkweed, which has become naturalized in North America. [Hieracium aurantiacum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • devil's paintbrush — noun : orange hawkweed; broadly : any of certain hawkweeds that are naturalized as weeds in the eastern United States …   Useful english dictionary

  • devil's paintbrush. — See orange hawkweed. [1895 1900] …   Useful english dictionary

  • paintbrush — [pānt′brush΄] n. 1. a brush used for applying paint 2. a) INDIAN PAINTBRUSH b) DEVIL S PAINTBRUSH …   English World dictionary

  • devil'spaintbrush — devil s paintbrush n. See orange hawkweed. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hawkweed — Taxobox name = Hawkweed image width = 250px image caption = Orange Hawkweed ( Hieracium aurantiacum ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae subfamilia = Cichorioideae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

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