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bot·tle·brush

 (bŏt′l-brŭsh′)
n.
Any of various Australian shrubs or trees of the genus Callistemon, having dense cylindrical spikes of flowers with long stamens that resemble a brush used to clean bottles.
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bottlebrush

(ˈbɒtəlˌbrʌʃ)
n
1. (Tools) a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft, used for cleaning bottles
2. (Plants) Also called: callistemon any of various Australian myrtaceous shrubs or trees of the genera Callistemon and Melaleuca, having dense spikes of large red flowers with protruding brushlike stamens
3. (Plants) any of various similar trees or shrubs
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bot•tle•brush

(ˈbɒt lˌbrʌʃ)

n.
any Australasian tree or shrub of the genera Callistemon and Melaleuca, of the myrtle family, having a flower spike with pink or yellow brushlike tufts.
[1705–15]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bottlebrush - a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottlesbottlebrush - a cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles
brush - an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle
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Somewhat resembling a spinning bottlebrush, this tool is characterized by abrasive globules that are permanently mounted to flexible filaments that are attached to a center shaft.
Exotic plants Plants from warmer climates, like tree ferns and outdoor palms, as well as Mediterranean shrubs such as Pittosporum tobira (Japanese pittosporum), Trachelospermum (star jasmine) and Callistemon (bottlebrush) need proper frost protection over winter.
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Decorations of your choice like: mini bottlebrush trees, resin figures, artificial snow, styrofoam balls, pine cones
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White, bottlebrush honey-scented flowers appear in spring and fall color is a fiery mix of yellow, orange and red.
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