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fuchsia

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noun fuch·sia \ˈfyü-shə\

Simple Definition of fuchsia

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

  • : a bright reddish-purple color

Full Definition of fuchsia

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Fuchsia) of ornamental shrubs of the evening-primrose family having showy nodding flowers usually in deep pinks, reds, and purples

  2. 2 :  a vivid reddish purple

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Origin of fuchsia

New Latin, from Leonhard Fuchs †1566 German botanist


First Known Use: 1789


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