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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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Recent Examples on the Web For an extra-special touch just in time for Mother's Day, the popular hair-dryer been reoutfitted in a gorgeous fuchsia color that's sure to make all of your mom's other beauty products shudder with jealousy. Sarah Han, Allure, "This Dyson Supersonic Hair-Dryer Set Is The Perfect Mother's Day Gift," 22 Apr. 2020 However, this vivid fuchsia has, as one Mariah Carey would say, has me feeling emotions. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Dyson Just Released A Mother’s Day Edition Of The Supersonic Hair Dryer," 16 Apr. 2020 That flamboyant fuchsia shows up again in the generous foyer, a room that hints at both what Lobell calls her split personality and what lies beyond. Kathleen Hackett, ELLE Decor, "All in the Family," 4 Oct. 2010 The kentuki in the bag was identical to Cheng Shi-Xu’s, the same fuchsia and turquoise felt panda, the same belly with the same gray plastic lettering: Rappelez‑vous toujour. New York Times, "‘Little Eyes,’ by Samanta Schweblin: An Excerpt," 5 May 2020 Colours stepped outside the usual earthy fall palette to embrace pale kiwi green, purple, and fuchsia — though the colour black was heavily embraced by nearly every designer, too. Gabrielle Korn, refinery29.com, "Paris Fashion Week Was Surreal, & So Were The Trends," 6 Mar. 2020 There was ample black, and velvets in blush and fuchsia. Washington Post, "Leslie Jones livens up Siriano’s NY Fashion Week front row," 7 Feb. 2020 Herr did add in the comments of her Instagram post the ID of that pretty fuchsia lip: Gucci Cassie Magenta. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Paired a Fuschia Lip With a Deep V-Neck LBD for a Night Out," 5 Dec. 2019 Take everything out of storage: fuchsia, dahlias, tuberous begonias, pelargoniums, rhodochitons and spring flowering bulbs. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "With seeds harder to come by, here are some ideas for Alaska gardeners," 2 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of fuchsia was in 1789

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“Fuchsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuchsia. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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