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paintbrush

[peynt-bruhsh]
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noun
  1. a brush for applying paint, as one used in painting houses or one used in painting pictures.
  2. any plant of the genus Castilleja.

Origin of paintbrush

First recorded in 1820–30; paint + brush1
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paintbrush

noun
  1. a brush used to apply paint
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