noun \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

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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


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of about 105 species of flowering shrubs and trees in the genus Fuchsia (family Onagraceae), native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America and to New Zealand and Tahiti. Several species are grown in gardens as bedding plants, small shrubs, or miniature treelike specimens; others are grown as potted plants or in hanging baskets for indoor or greenhouse cultivation. Fuchsias are valued for their showy pendulous flowers, tubular to bell-shaped, in shades of red and purple to white.


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