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fuch·sia

 (fyo͞o′shə)
n.
1. Any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Fuchsia, widely cultivated for their showy, drooping, purplish, reddish, or white flowers.
2. A strong, vivid purplish red.

[New Latin Fuchsia, genus name, after Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566), German botanist.]

fuch′sia adj.

fuchsia

(ˈfjuːʃə)
n
1. (Plants) any onagraceous shrub of the mostly tropical genus Fuchsia, widely cultivated for their showy drooping purple, red, or white flowers
2. (Plants) Also called: California fuchsia a North American onagraceous plant, Zauschneria californica, with tubular scarlet flowers
3. (Colours)
a. a reddish-purple to purplish-pink colour
b. (as adjective): a fuchsia dress.
[C18: from New Latin, named after Leonhard Fuchs (1501–66), German botanist]

fuch•sia

(ˈfyu ʃə)

n., pl -sias.
1. any shrubby plant of the genus Fuchsia, of the evening primrose family, with pink to purplish drooping flowers.
2. a bright purplish red color.
adj.
3. of the color fuchsia: a fuchsia dress.
[1745–55; < New Latin; after Leonhard Fuchs (1501–66), German botanist; see -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuchsia - any of various tropical shrubs widely cultivated for their showy drooping purplish or reddish or white flowersfuchsia - any of various tropical shrubs widely cultivated for their showy drooping purplish or reddish or white flowers; Central and South America and New Zealand and Tahiti
genus Fuchsia - large genus of decorative tropical shrubs with pendulous tetramerous flowers
Fuchsia coccinea, ladies'-eardrop, ladies'-eardrops, lady's-eardrop, lady's-eardrops - erect or climbing shrub of Brazil with deep pink to red flowers
Fuchsia excorticata, konini, native fuchsia, tree fuchsia - erect deciduous shrub or tree to 10 feet with maroon flowers; New Zealand
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations
fuksja

fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə] Nfucsia f

fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə] n (= plant) → fuchsia m

fuchsia

nFuchsie f

fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə]
1. n (Bot) → fucsia; (colour) → fucsia m
2. adjfucsia inv
References in classic literature ?
Anne sat down on the rocker with a long sigh, kissed one of Bonny's leaves, and waved her hand to a blossoming fuchsia.
It is notorious in how complicated a manner the species of Pelargonium, Fuchsia, Calceolaria, Petunia, Rhododendron, &c.
There were also several extensive brakes of the Fuchsia, covered with its beautiful drooping flowers, but very difficult to crawl through.
One's delight in an elderberry bush overhanging the confused leafage of a hedgerow bank, as a more gladdening sight than the finest cistus or fuchsia spreading itself on the softest undulating turf, is an entirely unjustifiable preference to a nursery-gardener, or to any of those regulated minds who are free from the weakness of any attachment that does not rest on a demonstrable superiority of qualities.
It was her arm and her sleek head that I had glimpsed one morning, through the stern-windows of the cabin, hovering over the pots of fuchsias and mignonette; but the first time I beheld her full length I surrendered to her proportions.
Yvonne Deakin, via email Hi Yvonne, I'm not sure normality can be restored if it is a tender fuchsia that needs to overwinter indoors.
The Durham and Northumberland Fuchsia Society's annual Fuchsia Show will be held at Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon on September 4 and 5.
The Birmingham and District Fuchsia Society will be holding their yearly get-together and will have plants of all shapes and sizes on show.
Huddersfield and District Fuchsia and Geranium Society is a lively club formed in 1988 which has helped to further the interest of hundreds of people in town in the care, propagation and growing of fuchsias.
I was stunned by the glory of a pure white fuchsia and the charm of a miniature coral-salmon fuchsia, as well as the nonconformity of a curly-leafed Ficus, all of which came from these sales.
For details, telephone 01922 442348Wednesday, August 17 Birmingham and District Fuchsia Society, Stan Gardner, guest speaker, Maitland Hall, Washwood Heath Road, Ward End, 8pm
Some of the greenest fingers in the Valleys will be out in force when Rhondda Heritage Park hosts a Fuchsia & Flower Festival on the weekend of August 6/7.