Brush

Brush

[bruhsh]
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941, American painter, b. Shelbyville, Tenn., studied in New York City at the National Academy of Design and with Gérôme in Paris. His early, scrupulously realistic paintings of Native Americans gave way, in later work, to Italianate figure compositions. Examples of his work are Mother and Child (Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston) and Mother and Child (Corcoran Gall.).
or paintbrush

Any plant of the genus Castilleja (snapdragon family), which contains about 200 species of partially or wholly parasitic wildflowers that obtain nourishment from the roots of other plants. The small, tubular, two-lipped flowers are surrounded by brightly coloured upper leaves, giving the plant the appearance of having been dipped in a pot of red, orange, yellow, pink, or white paint.

Learn more about Indian paintbrush with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Species (Canis latrans) of canine found in North and Central America. Its range extends from Alaska and Canada south through the continental U.S. and Mexico to Central America. It weighs about 20–50 lbs (9–23 kg) and is about 3–4 ft (1–1.3 m) long, including its 12–16-in. (30–40-cm) tail. Its coarse fur is generally buff above and whitish below; its legs are reddish, and its tail is bushy and black-tipped. The coyote feeds mainly on small mammals such as rodents, rabbits, and hares but can also take down deer, sometimes doing so in packs. Vegetation and carrion are commonly eaten as well. Though persecuted by humans because of its potential (generally overstated) to prey on domestic or game animals, it has adapted well to human-dominated environments, including urban areas. A coyote-dog cross is called a coydog.

Learn more about coyote with a free trial on Britannica.com.

The City of Brush is a Statutory City located in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 5,117 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Brush is located at (40.257836, -103.628109).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,117 people, 1,836 households, and 1,233 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,120.0 people per square mile (819.8/km²). There were 1,923 housing units at an average density of 796.7/sq mi (308.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.81% White, 0.39% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 20.19% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.21% of the population.

There were 1,836 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,333, and the median income for a family was $39,094. Males had a median income of $24,431 versus $20,371 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,672. About 5.4% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

History

Brush, Colorado was named for Jared L. Brush. Brush came west to mine gold west of Denver in 1859, making him a "Fifty-Niner." Along with his brothers, William and John, he homesteaded in northeast Colorado on the Big Thompson River north of present day Johnstown. Brush served as Weld County commissioner and sheriff, was elected to the state legislature, and served as Lieutenant Governor twice. The town was named for him in 1882.

Transportation

Brush Municipal Airport serves the town, but there are no scheduled airlines operating from there. The closest airport with airline service is Denver International Airport, which is 86 miles southwest. The nearby town of Fort Morgan, located 11 miles east, is served by the Amtrak's California Zephyr with a daily departure on each direction.

Major Highways

See also

References

External links


Search another word or see Brushon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature