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
The one shadow the two palettes do have in common is a fuchsia hue.
In true Marc Jacobs fashion, these palettes pop with colors, from azure-blue to fuchsia-pink—but don’t let that dissuade you.
And a black cape with fuchsia floral embroideries was conceived by the fashion legend in gargantuan proportions — visually overpowering the model's body.
Atop apple-green silk linens were fuchsia and purple flowers -- hydrangeas, sweet peas, roses and orchids -- in Tiffany bamboo vermeil containers.
As far as looks go, the fuchsia piping was a fun pop of color when paired with my typically all-black workout gear.
And the Queen looked fresh as ever — despite her hectic schedule — in a fuchsia coat and matching hat.
Quality nurseries offer special sections filled with hummingbird favorites such as honeysuckle, salvia, hyssop, hardy fuchsia, evergreen Penstemon, bee balm and many others.
And a life-size glitter cutout of myself in a fuchsia-pink suit from my show on Broadway this year that somebody gave me.
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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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