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See Indian paintbrush.
any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, figwort family, with brightly colored, petallike bracts.
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|Noun||1.||painted cup - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts|
Castilleia, Castilleja, genus Castilleia, genus Castilleja - genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
Castilleja chromosa, desert paintbrush - most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having erect stems ending in dense spikes of bright orange to red flowers
Castilleja miniata, giant red paintbrush - wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson or scarlet flowers
Castilleja sessiliflora, great plains paintbrush - hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern Mexico