Meaning of FUCHSIA in English

/fyooh"sheuh/ , n.

1. a plant belonging to the genus Fuchsia, of the evening primrose family, including many varieties cultivated for their handsome drooping flowers.

2. Also called California fuchsia . a nonwoody shrub, Zauschneria californica, having large crimson flowers.

3. a bright, purplish-red color.


4. of the color fuchsia: a fuchsia dress.

[ 1745-55; Fuchs (1501-66), German botanist; see -IA ]

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