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Noun: Indian paintbrush  'in-dee-un 'peynt,brúsh
  1. Erect perennial of eastern and southern United States having showy orange flowers
    - butterfly weed, orange milkweed, chigger flower, chiggerflower, pleurisy root, tuber root, Asclepias tuberosa
     
  2. Any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly coloured bracts
    - painted cup

Derived forms: Indian paintbrushes

Type of: milkweed, silkweed, wild flower, wildflower

Part of: Castilleia, Castilleja, genus Castilleia, genus Castilleja

Encyclopedia: Indian paintbrush