fuch·sia | \ˈfyü-shə \

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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The Spanish queen also wore pink in a fuchsia Michael Kors sheath dress and coordinating pumps. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Queen Rania of Jordan Wears Pink to Visit the White House," 25 June 2018 For example, downshift from a high-impact turquoise to a glossy navy (like NARS 413 BLKR) or swap a neoprene fuchsia for a glimmering Bordeaux. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Dark Manicure Is This Season’s Most Unexpected Beauty Staple," 24 May 2018 The fuchsia strapless gown features a corset-style bodice and drop waist with floral embroidery throughout. Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Kristen Bell Wears Pink on the SAG Awards Red Carpet Before Wearing All-Black to Host the Show," 22 Jan. 2018 Festivities took place at La Fenice Opera House, where Salma wore a traditional white Balenciaga creation for the ceremony, and a fuchsia gown for the reception. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Why Pippa Middleton's Guests Have to Bring Two Outfits to Her Wedding," 19 May 2017 Coombe’s Winter Glow Cactus Nearly spineless paddle cactus tints purple in winter, throws fuchsia flowers in spring. Debra Lee Baldwin, WSJ, "Succulents That Stun in the Snow: Start Planning Now," 9 Mar. 2018 Models like Ruth Bell and Adwoa Aboah walked the runway with bright eyeliner rims of bright fuchsia to yellow to watermelon pink. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Try This Trick for Bigger-Looking Eyes," 27 Feb. 2018 Radishes have been the darling of food photography of late, their fuchsia pink against bright white, their perfect pops of color adorning the plate. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Yes – radishes can be delicious cooked, too," 25 May 2018 Wearing a bright fuchsia shirt as a nod to her products, Kahn explained both the challenges and opportunities for her startup. Greg Trotter, chicagotribune.com, "At lemonade startup Poppilu, food industry veteran hopes to inspire her kids," 9 July 2018

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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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