painted cup
noun Date: 1787 Indian paintbrush 1

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  • 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 cup — ☆ painted cup n. INDIAN PAINTBRUSH …   English World dictionary

  • painted cup — paint′ed cup′ n. pln Indian paintbrush • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • painted cup — any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, having highly colored dilated bracts about the flowers. Also called paintbrush. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • painted cup — noun any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts • Syn: ↑Indian paintbrush • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower • Hyponyms: ↑desert paintbrush, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • woolly painted cup — noun : a white woolly somewhat shrubby California herb (Castilleja foliolosa) with greenish yellow flowers …   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 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

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