fuchsia

play
noun fuch·sia \ˈfyü-shə\

Definition of fuchsia

  1. 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. 2 :  a vivid reddish purple

Illustration of fuchsia

Origin and Etymology of fuchsia

New Latin, from Leonhard Fuchs †1566 German botanist


First Known Use: 1789


FUCHSIA Defined for English Language Learners

fuchsia

play
noun fuch·sia \ˈfyü-shə\

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


Learn More about fuchsia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fuchsia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ