Definitions for fuchsiaˈfyu ʃə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fuch•siaˈfyu ʃə(n.; pl)-sias.

  1. any shrubby plant of the genus Fuchsia, of the evening primrose family, with pink to purplish drooping flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. a bright purplish red color.

  3. (adj.)of the color fuchsia:

    a fuchsia dress.

Origin of fuchsia:

1745–55; < NL; after Leonhard Fuchs (1501–66), German botanist; see -ia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fuchsia(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. fuchsia(Noun)

    A popular garden plant, of the genus Fuchsia, of the Onagraceae family, shrubs with red, pink or purple flowers.

  2. fuchsia(Noun)

    a purplish-red colour, the color of fuchsin, an aniline dye.

  3. fuchsia(Adjective)

    Having a purplish-red colour.

  4. Origin: After the genus Fuchsia, itself named after Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fuchsia(noun)

    a genus of flowering plants having elegant drooping flowers, with four sepals, four petals, eight stamens, and a single pistil. They are natives of Mexico and South America. Double-flowered varieties are now common in cultivation

Freebase

  1. Fuchsia

    Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in about 1696-1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.

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