devil's paintbrush


: orange hawkweed
broadly : any of various hawkweeds that are naturalized weeds in the eastern U.S.

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of devil's paintbrush was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Devil's paintbrush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

devil's paintbrush

: any of various hawkweeds found in the eastern U.S.
especially : orange hawkweed
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