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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Varieties are interesting in that each has something particular in terms of flavor, texture, starch content — as well as the colors of skin and pulp, including orange, purple, marbled, fuchsia and pink. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "A world renowned chef on cooking what may be Peru's most famous food — and it's probably in your kitchen," 24 May 2018 Although usually fuchsia, some are also red, white, and even yellow. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Christmas Cactus Care: Everything You Need to Know About the Holiday Plant," 1 Aug. 2018 The color ramps up the floral print with fuchsias, reds, and pinks. Barbara King, House Beautiful, "Michael Aiduss on Decorating a Cape Cod-Style House," 2 Sep. 2014 The girls either swiped on a fuchsia or crimson lip tint, as well as faint pink washes of eye shadow, to compliment their camo outfits. Lai Frances, Allure, "A Comprehensive Guide to the Evolution of Twice's Hair and Makeup," 6 Nov. 2018 But in those days, lipstick, to me, was either red, orange, fuchsia, or coral—four colors. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Artist Laurie Simmons Just Made Her First Wearable Artwork: A Bold Red Lipstick," 22 Oct. 2018 There was a piece of fuchsia paper taped hastily to a lamppost, one of the signs directing cast and crew to important places on set. Amanda Schupak, SELF, "The Exquisite, Painful Irony of Being a Health Editor With Breast Cancer During Breast Cancer Awareness Month," 19 Oct. 2018 But Average Decca Home's retro City Gull Wing Sofa gets a modern update with a refreshingly bold play on stripes in bright fuchsia, mustardy yellows, and subdued grays. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "Go Inside The London Design Festival, AKA Fashion Week For Decor Addicts," 2 Oct. 2018 There's also Tropical Pink, a purple-tinged fuchsia; Day and Night, a pink-nude; Rouge Empire, a satin blue-red; and Last Minute, a peachy nude. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The One New Lipstick You Need For Fall Was Designed By Camila Coelho," 20 Sep. 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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