fuch·​sia | \ ˈfyü-shə How to pronounce fuchsia (audio) \

Definition of fuchsia

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 : a vivid reddish purple

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Streaked fuchsia, standing out like a Christmas tree in July? Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Like it or not, Megan Rapinoe represents a changing America," 1 July 2019 Large straw gardening hats, baggy fuchsia skirts, billowing gray ponchos met white rubber boots and several looked meshed together surreally with a large kite. Thomas Adamson And Colleen Barry, chicagotribune.com, "What (the runways say) guys will be wearing for summer 2020," 24 June 2019 Large straw gardening hats, baggy fuchsia skirts, billowing gray ponchos met white rubber boots and several looked meshed together surreally with a large kite. Washington Post, "Sheer spectacle: Paris is the real star of menswear shows," 20 June 2019 Instead, Xiumin has kept his hair at least a couple of inches long and has dyed it countless hues, like fuchsia, teal, lavender, and cobalt. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Xiumin of EXO Just Shaved Off All His Hair for His Impending Military Enlistment," 6 May 2019 Indeed, the Eighties was a dominant theme, producing one of the best looks in the show — a statement fuchsia sleeveless jacket. Washington Post, "Styles get romantic in Paris menswear with verdant blooms," 19 June 2019 Some had a difficult time believing that the squirrels, photographed in the Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, actually exist, thanks to the animals’ vibrant splotches of black, cream, and burnt fuchsia. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Giant purple squirrels do exist—and they have an odd behavior," 4 Apr. 2019 And there are so many different kinds to admire, from whisper-pale pinks, lavenders, and sky blues to deep, vibrant fuchsias and intense, purpley blues. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "You Can Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas with This Simple Trick," 18 Apr. 2019 Jean Royère chairs, upholstered in a metallic fabric, and a shimmery dining table by Martin Szekely top a circular hide rug whose fuchsia and navy stripes reflect in a golden console by the Campana Brothers. Vicky Lowry, ELLE Decor, "Delphine Krakoff Crafts a Magical Beachfront Retreat in Miami," 16 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of fuchsia

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fuchsia

New Latin, from Leonhard Fuchs †1566 German botanist

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English Language Learners Definition of fuchsia

: a type of bush that has large pink, red, purple, or white flowers
: a bright reddish-purple color

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