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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

fuchsia

nFuchsie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

fuchsia

[ˈfjuːʃə]
1. n (Bot) → fucsia; (colour) → fucsia m
2. adjfucsia inv
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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., have been crossed, yet many of these hybrids seed freely.
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.
WITH their two-tone flowers in a kaleidoscope of colours, fuchsias make patios pop.
Nothing matches the beauty of a Fuchsias pendant bell shaped fl owers, guaranteed to brighten up any summer basket display.
Fuchsias are equally magnificent and their flowers will take you through from mid-summer into the autumn.
Fuchsia berries IF YOU grow fuchsias you may have noticed that after the flowers come shiny purple berries, which are actually edible.
We're crushing hard on pretty pinks that span the spectrum from fair flushes to fiery fuchsias. Here are six flirty finds that'll make ya blush.
Colin said his fuchsias won the marquee award and then went on to win the general (Brockhouse) award.