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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Painted \Paint"ed\, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 Webster] 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 Thistle butterfly. Painted turtle (Zool.), a common American freshwater tortoise (Chrysemys picta), having bright red and yellow markings beneath. [1913 Webster]