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  • noun Common misspelling of fuchsia.

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  • noun a dark purplish-red color


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  • Sorry to nitpick, but is this an actual word?

    February 23, 2007

  • I think it is, but I've seen it more frequently spelled "fuchsia." It's a kind of flower, from which the name of the color originates.

    February 23, 2007

  • This is absolutely my biggest bugbear of all time! The word is FUCHSIA! Any other spelling is completely wrong! It's a flowering plant. It is named for Leonhart Fuchs .. and like so many plant names it is formed by adding 'ia' to the end of a person's name (often, but not in this case, the name of the person who originally discovered the plant)

    Therefore the spelling is FuchsIA - surely once you know that you'll never get it wrong again - will you? :S

    September 3, 2011