painted cup


any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, of the figwort family, having highly colored dilated bracts about the flowers.

Nearby words

  1. paintbox,
  2. paintbrush,
  3. painted,
  4. painted beauty,
  5. painted bunting,
  6. painted desert,
  7. painted greenling,
  8. painted horse,
  9. painted lady,
  10. painted snipe

Origin of painted cup

First recorded in 1780–90

Also called paintbrush. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019