Indian paintbrushIndian paintbrush
any of a large genus (Castilleja) of plants of the figwort family, with brilliantly colored orange or red flowers and red or yellow upper leaves
Origin of Indian paintbrushfrom Indian (adjective)
- Any of various partly parasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, having spikes of flowers surrounded by showy, brightly colored bracts. Also called painted cup .
- See orange hawkweed.