- a plant belonging to the genus Fuchsia, of the evening primrose family, including many varieties cultivated for their handsome drooping flowers.
- Also called California fuchsia. a nonwoody shrub, Zauschneria californica, having large crimson flowers.
- a bright, purplish-red color.
- of the color fuchsia: a fuchsia dress.
Origin of fuchsia
Examples from the Web for fuchsia
In particular, Clinton was enamored of her fuchsia Salvatore Ferragamo satchel.The Language of Margaret Thatcher’s Handbags
April 8, 2013
Indeed, when President Barack Obama recently appeared on The Daily Show, a fuchsia bracelet dangled from his wrist.Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: First Ladies of Style
October 24, 2012
The final dresses, in fuchsia with embroidery, appliqué, layering and all manner of technical wizardry were a Cinderella dream.Paris Fall Fashion Week Ends With Vuitton and Kanye
March 7, 2012
Translucent dresses in shades of fuchsia and purple were topped with voluminous jackets in stiff, sculptural shapes.Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten Kick Off Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week
March 1, 2012
His masterful color sense paired a blood-red satin tunic with fuchsia trousers.Milan’s Day-Glo Exuberance
September 26, 2011
In the summer the fuchsia flecked its front with white and red.The Shadow of a Crime
If the gorse should fail the fuchsia might even take its place on the mountains.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
In Fuchsia and Campanula a like change may occasionally be observed.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
The Fuchsia is readily propagated by cuttings of the young wood.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
The fuchsia stigma is composed of four lobes, which are closed in Fig. 90.The Nursery Book
Liberty Hyde Bailey
- any onagraceous shrub of the mostly tropical genus Fuchsia, widely cultivated for their showy drooping purple, red, or white flowers
- Also called: California fuchsia a North American onagraceous plant, Zauschneria californica, with tubular scarlet flowers
- a reddish-purple to purplish-pink colour
- (as adjective)a fuchsia dress
Word Origin and History for fuchsia
red color, 1923, from the ornamental shrub, which was named 1753 from the Latinized name of German botanist Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566). Not related to Latin fucus "seaweed, sea wrack, tangle," which also gave its name to a red color prepared from it. Latin fucus is from or related to Greek phykos "seaweed," also "red paint, rouge."