painted cup


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painted cup

In′dian paint′brush


n.
any of several semiparasitic plants of the genus Castilleja, figwort family, with brightly colored, petallike bracts.
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Noun1.painted cup - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bractspainted cup - any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
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
Castilleja sulphurea, sulfur paintbrush - plant of moist highland meadows having ragged clusters of pale yellow flowers
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Look out for an array of Swansea pottery and porcelain including a William Pollard painted cup and saucer and a pearlware bowl painted with flowers bought from Sothebys in 1996.
But more importantly, I want everyone to own something unique and lovely for a few pounds, like these hand painted cups for instance.
The ruins of a collapsed house encased several smashed jars and painted cups on a floor ringed with mudbrick bins, suggestive of agrarian storage and processing.