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Noun: Indian paintbrush  'in-dee-un 'peynt,brúsh
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly coloured bracts
    - painted cup
  2. 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

Derived forms: Indian paintbrushes

Type of: milkweed, silkweed, wild flower, wildflower

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

Encyclopedia: Indian paintbrush