Definition of Bottlebrush

1. Noun. A cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles.

Generic synonyms: Brush

Definition of Bottlebrush

1. Noun. Any of various trees or shrubs of the myrtle family, especially of the genera Callistemon and Melaleuca, native to Australia and adjacent areas, having spikes of flowers with numerous conspicuous stamens. ¹

2. Noun. A cylindrical brush on a thin shaft that is used to clean bottles. ¹

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Definition of Bottlebrush

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bottlebrush

bottle green
bottle opener
bottle openers
bottle out
bottle screw
bottle sedge
bottle service
bottle shop
bottle shops
bottle sling
bottle slings
bottle top
bottle tops
bottle tree
bottle up
bottlebrush (current term)
bottlebrush buckeye
bottled gas
bottled gases
bottled water
bottled waters

Literary usage of Bottlebrush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"Only four of the species above had both high constancy and high fidelity: bottlebrush squirrel- tail grass, tansy mustard, Fremont's phacelia, and southern ..."

2. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1913)
"in his studies in ornamental trees and shrubs pays particular attention to the bottlebrush group of ornamentals besides discussing a considerable number of ..."

3. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"blossoms "bottlebrush tree," their showy pendent tassels of bloom made up of long crimson stamens. Grevillea, with grotesque, comb-shaped, golden clusters, ..."

4. Text-book of Meat Hygiene: With Special Consideration of Antemortem and by Richard Heinrich Edelmann (1919)
"In nutrient gelatin media at room temperature stab cultures assume the characteristic bottlebrush shape after three or four days (Fig. 136). ..."

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