fuchsia

noun fuch·sia \ ˈfyü-shə \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of fuchsia

New Latin, from Leonhard Fuchs †1566 German botanist


FUCHSIA Defined for English Language Learners

fuchsia

noun

Definition of fuchsia for English Language Learners

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

  • : a bright reddish-purple color


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