1. [syn: Indian paintbrush, painted cup]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Painted \Paint"ed\, a.
1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors.
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean. --Coleridge.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted
turtle; painted bunting.
Painted beauty (Zool.), a handsome American butterfly
(Vanessa Huntera), having a variety of bright colors,
Painted cup (Bot.), any plant of an American genus of herbs
(Castilleia) in which the bracts are usually
bright-colored and more showy than the flowers.
Castilleia coccinea has brilliantly scarlet bracts, and
is common in meadows.
Painted finch. See Nonpareil.
Painted lady (Zool.), a bright-colored butterfly. See
Painted turtle (Zool.), a common American freshwater
tortoise (Chrysemys picta), having bright red and yellow
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of various plants of the genus Castilleja having dense
spikes of hooded flowers with brightly colored bracts [syn:
Indian paintbrush, painted cup]