Definition of bottlebrush in English:


Syllabification: bot·tle·brush
Pronunciation: /ˈbätlˌbrəSH


  • 1An Australian shrub or small tree with spikes of scarlet or yellow flowers that resemble a cylindrical brush in shape.
    • Genus Callistemon, family Myrtaceae
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    • Neighbour Ian Kinny, whose memorial garden along with a gum tree, bottlebrush and shrubs were destroyed, described the impact of the attack as ‘extremely cruel’.
    • This appealing, diminutive shrub blooms in spring with honey-scented flowers that look like bottlebrushes, and they are hummingbird magnets!
    • These beautiful evergreen shrubs are known as bottlebrushes because of the cylindrical-shape of their cream, yellow or red blooms that emerge in spring and summer.
  • 1.1Any of a number of plants bearing spikes of flowers that resemble a cylindrical brush.
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    • Melaleucas and bottlebrushes make excellent screening plants, stand-alone specimens and accents among other native species such as banksias and grevilleas.
    • Atop City Hall in Toronto, downtown workers watch butterflies and birds loiter among native plants like bottlebrush grass, eastern columbines, grey-headed coneflowers and New Jersey tea bushes.
    • Bulbs boast the spiky spaceships of alliums, and the long-lasting bottlebrushes of perennial grasses - an invaluable group of plants when it comes to attractive seed heads - provide a huge variety of scale and texture.

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