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 California fuchsia, with its brilliant red blooms, is a hummingbird magnet and grows well in pots, Rowden said. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, "Your bird feeder is canceled. Attract birds with these 13 native plants instead," 15 Apr. 2021 It's been given a QuickSwitch strap system that allows for a choice of colors, ranging from burgundy and fuchsia to grey and navy or a gold or steel link bracelet. Carol Besler, Forbes, "Cartier Reinvents Tank Must, Ballon Bleu And Pasha With New Colors, Sizes And Eco-Friendly Technology," 8 Apr. 2021 Hadid was spotted pushing Khai in a stroller in a bordering-on-fluorescent yellow ensemble Thursday, adding flashes of pastel pink and fuchsia to the hi vis look. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Gigi Hadid Wore the Brightest Yellow Outfit for a Walk With Khai in NYC," 2 Apr. 2021 In another, two silhouettes mirror each other’s gestures, but one is black, the other fuchsia, and arrows beneath them point in different directions. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "Retelling the Story of a Subcontinent," 10 Apr. 2021 Pushing the color wheel to the limit, Hadid slipped on a pair of can’t-miss-them fuchsia sneakers. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "You Can Spot Gigi Hadid a Mile Away In Her Newest Look," 1 Apr. 2021 Epilobium canum – California fuchsia (Previously Zauschneria). Arkansas Online, "Mystery plants from Salt Lake City, Utah this week," 22 Mar. 2021 The result is a fuchsia and green tangle that evokes both conflagration and confusion. New York Times, "Julie Mehretu’s Reckoning With Success," 21 Mar. 2021 Rather, this property at 25 Butler Avenue in Oak Bluffs is small but renowned for its brilliant color, a wild shade of fuchsia, and is appropriately known as The Pink House. Linda Laban, BostonGlobe.com, "That pretty pink house on Martha’s Vineyard has hit the market," 31 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of fuchsia was in 1789

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24 Apr 2021

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“Fuchsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuchsia. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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