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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This is the phenomenon known as ‘pinking and shrinking’: Take a men’s shirt, cut it down, give it a three-quarter-length sleeve, and offer it in fuchsia. Glamour, "These Brands Want to Make a Better Button-down Shirt for Women," 8 May 2019 Model Iris Law upped the ante on blush with fuchsia cheeks and lips alongside wispy lashes. Akili King, Vogue, "Ciara Goes Bare Faced, and More of the Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week," 28 Apr. 2019 Her hair was sculpted into impressive sky-high braids, and even her makeup stuck with the fuchsia theme with a streak of electric pink eyeshadow. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kacey Musgraves, Tierra Whack, and More Coachella 2019 Weekend 2 Best Celebrity Looks," 21 Apr. 2019 Photo: jerry lai/Reuters Mr. Labissiere was picked in the first round, but his fuchsia blazer got more attention. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "He Makes Suits for Sports Stars. He Is Also a Fugitive.," 14 Mar. 2019 At Chanel, for example, a pantsuit with a Sherlock Holmes–like cape top was given a twist via its fuchsia hue, while Tom Ford’s soft pink column dress was toughened up with chains. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Fall’s 50 Shades . . . of Pink," 27 Mar. 2019 There are pops of pink, fuchsia, yellow and peach hanging from the ceiling and climbing every pillar. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "This NYC Rooftop Restaurant Is Covered In Flowers And Ready For Instagram," 20 Mar. 2019 The whole room, including the bed, is fuchsia, my favorite color; and there’s a great picture of me with Andy Warhol over the desk. Deborah Needleman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lee Radziwill's Last Interview," 20 Feb. 2019 Meghan started her 2019 in clashing red and purple shades, while Kate has so far stepped out in vibrant fuchsia, and a bold red party dress. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Took on the Neon Trend For Her Latest Royal Appearance in London," 5 Feb. 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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