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Painted cup   /pˈeɪntəd kəp/   Listen
Painted cup

Any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts.  Synonym: Indian paintbrush.

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"Painted cup" Quotes from Famous Books

... their rounded heads like the waves of a big sea. There were many lovely flowers, vetches of several kinds, blue, white, and pencilled, twining among the grass. A beautiful white-belled flower, that was like the "Morning glory," (Convolvulus major,) and scarlet-cups [FN: Erichroma, or painted cup] in abundance, with roses in profusion. The bottom of this ravine was strewed in places with huge blocks of black granite, cushioned with thick green moss; it opened out into a wide flat, similar to the one at the mouth of the valley of the Big Stone. [FN: The mouth of this ravine is ...
— Canadian Crusoes - A Tale of The Rice Lake Plains • Catharine Parr Traill

Words linked to "Painted cup" :   wildflower, Castilleja miniata, genus Castilleia, Castilleja sessiliflora, sulfur paintbrush, Castilleia, wild flower, Castilleja sulphurea, giant red paintbrush, desert paintbrush, Castilleja chromosa, genus Castilleja, Castilleja, great plains paintbrush

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