fuchsia

[ fyoo-shuh ]
/ ˈfyu ʃə /

noun

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.

adjective

of the color fuchsia: a fuchsia dress.

Origin of fuchsia

1745–55; < New Latin; named after Leonhard Fuchs (1501–66), German botanist; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for fuchsia

fuchsia
/ (ˈfjuːʃə) /

noun

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
  1. a reddish-purple to purplish-pink colour
  2. (as adjective)a fuchsia dress

Word Origin for fuchsia

C18: from New Latin, named after Leonhard Fuchs (1501–66), German botanist
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