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
Recent Examples of fuchsia from the Web
See scores of beautiful fuchsias in many varieties at this diamond jubilee show, hosted by the Sacramento branch of the American Fuchsia Society.
Wang stands transfixed in her skin-tight fuchsia minidress and oversized glam-girl sunglasses, her outfit popping out against the crowd of straw visors and denim shorts.
Onscreen are two eerie fuchsia, blue, and green assemblies, with hundreds of tiny fingers vibrating back and forth.
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Origin and Etymology of fuchsia
New Latin, from Leonhard Fuchs †1566 German botanist
First Known Use: 1789See Words from the same year
FUCHSIA Defined for English Language Learners
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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