noun fuch·sia \ˈfyü-shə\

: a type of bush that has large pink, red, purple, or white flowers

: a bright reddish-purple color

Full Definition of FUCHSIA

:  any of a genus (Fuchsia) of ornamental shrubs of the evening-primrose family having showy nodding flowers usually in deep pinks, reds, and purples
:  a vivid reddish purple

Illustration of FUCHSIA

Origin of FUCHSIA

New Latin, from Leonhard Fuchs †1566 German botanist
First Known Use: 1789

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion
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