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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Examples of fuchsia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The romantic floor-length gown is a bright fuchsia with a sheen. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 9 May 2022 Another combination is nonnative rose campion Lychnis coronaria with native butterfly weed for a striking combination of bright orange and fuchsia contrasting flowers. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 The fuchsia ensemble included a voluminous embroidered cape, silk georgette shirt and pants, accessorized with a clutch and leather gloves in the same hue, easily among the night’s most popular colors. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 May 2022 Geraniums, petunias, fuchsia and New Guinea impatiens are among the varieties expected to be available. Hartford Courant, 29 Apr. 2022 Take it for a test drive in ever-present fuchsia, then come back for seconds in black or white. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 20 Apr. 2022 On the flip side, Paris was all about super saturated jewel tones, like the fuchsia winged eyes at Valentino and the shocks of violet and Yves Klein Blue at Saint Laurent. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 The fuchsia magnolias begin to bud on the Champs-de-Mars.... Laura Manske, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 The 34-year-old actress was wearing a fuchsia mini dress by Sergio Hudson with thin straps that hugged her figure and showed off her long legs while the scoop neckline displayed her décolletage. ELLE, 23 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Fuchsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuchsia. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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