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fuchsia

Syllabification: fuch·sia
Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͞oSHə
 
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Definition of fuchsia in English:

noun

1A shrub with pendulous tubular flowers that are typically of two contrasting colors. They are native to America and New Zealand and are commonly grown as ornamentals.
  • Genus Fuchsia, family Onagraceae: many cultivars
Example sentences
  • 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.
2A vivid purplish-red color like that of the sepals of a typical fuchsia flower.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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