What does fuchsia mean?

Definitions for fuchsiaˈfyu ʃə

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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


  1. Fuchsia(n.)

    A plant belonging to the genus Fuschia.

  2. Origin: [NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist.]


  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

  2. Origin: [NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fuchsia

    fū′shi-a, a plant with long pendulous flowers, native to South America. [Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist, 1501-66.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fuchsia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fuchsia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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