Definition of bottlebrush
: 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
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Q: A bottlebrush tree planted in our yard about a year ago is making little growth.
Behind the birdhouse the bright red blossoms of a bottlebrush tree were attracting Anna’s hummingbirds, while a hooded oriole was sewing an elaborate hanging basket nest into the underside of a broad palm frond.
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Origin and Etymology of bottlebrush
from the shape of the flowers
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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