painted cup definition

  • noun:
    • See Indian paintbrush.
    • A plant regarding the genus Castilleia, mainly C. coccinea, the scarlet painted-cup: so-called from the very colored dilated bracts towards flowers.
    • any one of different plants of the genus Castilleja having thick surges of hooded flowers with colorful bracts
  • adjective:
    • any plant of an American genus of natural herbs (Castilleia) where the bracts usually are bright-colored and much more showy than the blossoms. Castilleia coccinea has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and is common in meadows.

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