Definition of Painted cup
1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts.
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Castilleia, Castilleja, Genus Castilleia, Genus Castilleja
Specialized synonyms: Castilleja Chromosa, Desert Paintbrush, Castilleja Miniata, Giant Red Paintbrush, Castilleja Sessiliflora, Great Plains Paintbrush, Castilleja Sulphurea, Sulfur Paintbrush
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Painted Cup
Literary usage of Painted cup
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"These are the " painted-cup," the fringed polygala, and the dwarf-ginseng. Yes, we know them all; ... And call that brilliant flower the ' painted-cup. ..."
2. Sharp Eyes: A Rambler's Calendar of [fifty-two] Weeks Among Insects, Birds by William Hamilton Gibson (1900)
"These are the “painted-cup,” the fringed V po/ ... The wanderers of the prairie know them well, And call that brilliant flower the ‘painted-cup. ..."
3. The Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry: To which are Added, a Botanical edited by Lucy Hooper (1842)
"Scarlet tufts Are glowing in the green, like flakes of fire ; The wanderers of the prairie know them well, And call that brilliant flower the painted cup. ..."
4. Glacier National Park: Its Trails and Treasures by Mathilde Edith Holtz, Katharine Isabel Bemis (1917)
"Red or Pink: • Heather, paint brush, painted cup, rose, columbine, twin-flower, primrose. Blue or Purple: Larkspur, violet, vetches, clematis, aster, ..."
5. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"Scarlet tufts Are glowing in the green like flakes of fire; The wanderers of the prairie know them well, And call that brilliant flower the painted cup. ..."
6. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"... although the description given by Lindley does not entirely warrant such a union. Yellow painted cup. 22. MELAMPYRUM. Linn—Cow Wheat. ..."