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Indian paintbrush

noun
1.
any of several semiparasitic plants belonging to the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, as C. linariaefolia, of the western U.S.: the state flower of Wyoming.
Origin of Indian paintbrush
1890-1895
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95
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