noun bot·tle·brush \ˈbä-təl-ˌbrəsh\

Definition of bottlebrush

  1. :  any of a genus (Callistemon) of Australian trees and shrubs of the myrtle family widely cultivated in warm regions especially for their spikes of brightly colored flowers

Origin and Etymology of bottlebrush

from the shape of the flowers

First Known Use: 1839

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