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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Ashley loved makeup and high heels; a prom photo shows her grinning in a cloud of fuchsia and tangerine tulle. Eric Ogden, Marie Claire, "The Invisible Victims," 10 June 2019 His paintings hold the rich colors of life — fuchsia, geranium red, gold — as well as the colors of decay — grey-yellow, beige, black. Nina Maclaughlin, BostonGlobe.com, "Bodies in detail, Kipling in Vermont, and Shakespeare in the park," 18 July 2019 The most resplendent of all are the three rose dresses in black, fuchsia, and red, each cut and draped from a single piece of fabric. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“I Really Feel Quite Lucky”—Sarah Burton Reflects on Her Magical Career at Alexander McQueen," 30 May 2019 Lashes, along with a swipe of bright fuchsia lipstick, bring the whole look together. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Alyssa Edwards’s Guide to Pretty-in-Pink Makeup," 14 Aug. 2019 But here’s the key: In multicolored arcs along the edge, one small fuchsia section at the top glitters. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "At Boston’s M Fine Arts Galerie, Mark Knoerzer paintings whirl with pattern and color," 14 Aug. 2019 The road ran like a twisty runnel through fuchsia hedges and bright fields of buttercups and cow parsley, up to a pass among the 3,000-foot Slieve Mish mountains. New York Times, "Chasing Waves on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way," 12 Aug. 2019 The sun was setting over the lake, and as a jazz guitarist with tousled dark hair spun solos, the notes seemed to bleed into the orange and fuchsia streaks drenching the sky. Samantha Karlin, Washington Post, "In the heart of Madrid, a park for all seasons," 9 Aug. 2019 Less than a month later, Kidd decided to paint her house a striking fuchsia and added two large emoji designs to the front of it — one that sticks its tongue out as the other has its mouth zipped. Cady Lang, Time, "The Pink Emoji House Has Set a New Bar for Strange Disputes," 7 Aug. 2019

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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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