from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Fuchsia, widely cultivated for their showy, drooping purplish, reddish, or white flowers.
  • n. A strong, vivid purplish red.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A popular garden plant, of the genus Fuchsia, of the Onagraceae family, shrubs with red, pink or purple flowers.
  • n. a purplish-red colour, the color of fuchsin, an aniline dye.
  • adj. Having a purplish-red colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. A plant belonging to the genus Fuschia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of highly ornamental shrubs and small trees, of the order Onagraceæ.
  • n. A plant of the genus Fuchsia.
  • n. In Australia and Tasmania, species of the genus Mazeutoxeron, belonging to the rue family, especially M. speciosum.
  • n. In Queensland, a shrub of the family Myoporaceæ, Pholidia maculata.
  • n. In New Zealand, the kotukutuku, Fuchsia excorticata. See kotukutuku, konini, and tookytook.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Fuchsia, genus name, after Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566), German botanist.

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


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