Definition of fuchsia in English:


Line breaks: fuch¦sia
Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːʃə


1A shrub with pendulous tubular flowers that are typically of two contrasting colours. They are native to America and New Zealand and are commonly grown as ornamentals.
  • Genus Fuchsia, family Onagraceae: many cultivars
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  • Situate the chains or other hanging device so your fuchsias can grow around them.
  • Hardy fuchsias are useful shrubs that grow in most positions and soils although deep shade will affect flowering.
  • Try what excites you: blue sceavola, various ivies, lantana, coleus, verbena, fuchsia, daisies, impatiens, and roses.
1.1Australian Used in names of plants of other families with flowers similar to the fuchsia, e.g. native fuchsia.
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  • A little further along the track there are some tree fuchsias - kotukutuku (which is the Maori word for a walking stick).
  • Tree fuchsias can be recognised by their orange-tinged, peeling bark.
  • To see a stand of mature red beech and also kowhai, fuchsia and rata trees choose Bob's Cove Bridle Track, a walk that takes 1.5 hours return.
1.2 [mass noun] A vivid purplish-red colour like that of the sepals of a typical fuchsia flower: dresses in fuchsia and lavender
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  • There was a fabulous show of colour with pink, fuchsia, cerise and many shades of green standing out.
  • ‘And in a range of colours from fuchsia to orange, yellow to aqua,’ she adds.
  • A strong ethnic collection, it uses vivid colours which range form burgundy and strong fuchsia to canary yellow and electric blue.


modern Latin, named in honour of Leonhard Fuchs (1501–66), German botanist.

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