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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
fuksja

fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə] Nfucsia f
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fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə] n (= plant) → fuchsia m
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fuchsia

nFuchsie f
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fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə]
1. n (Bot) → fucsia; (colour) → fucsia m
2. adjfucsia inv
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Good choices include the slowgrowing Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson', which has attractive dense evergreen foliage and makes a good year-round feature; the compact Japanese azalea Rhododendron 'Victorine Hefting', which flowers in late spring and can be clipped to shape; and the hardy Fuchsia magellanica, valued for its profuse summer flowers, or used as a decorative hedging plant.
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Many of the delicate flowered Cistus do well while Fuchsia magellanica, Euonymus fortunei, Escallonia, elaeagnus and the dwarf species of cotoneaster such as Cotoneaster horizontalis should fit the bill too.
A WEATHER-RESISTANT dividing hedge of the vigorous and upright Fuchsia magellanica will not only add beauty and interest but will provide food and shelter for insects, birds and mammals.