Meaning of FUCHSIA in English

[ 'fju:ʃə ]

■ noun

1》 an ornamental shrub native to America and New Zealand, with drooping tubular flowers that are typically of two contrasting colours. [Genus Fuchsia .]

2》 a vivid purplish-red colour like that of a typical ~ flower.


mod. L., named in honour of the 16th-cent. German botanist Leonhard Fuchs .

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