See also: Fuchsia and fúchsia

English edit

 
Fuchsia (1)

Etymology edit

New Latin, after the genus Fuchsia, itself named after German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: fyū'shə, IPA(key): /ˈfjuːʃə/
  • (obsolete) enPR: fū'ksēə, IPA(key): /ˈfuːksi.ə/[1]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːʃə

Noun edit

fuchsia (plural fuchsias)

  1. A popular garden plant, of the genus Fuchsia, of the Onagraceae family, shrubs with red, pink or purple flowers.
    • 1922, Katherine Mansfield, At The Bay (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 281)
      Drenched were the cold fuchsias, round pearls of dew lay on the flat nasturtium leaves
  2. A purplish-red colour, the color of fuchsin, an aniline dye.
    Synonym: magenta
    fuchsia:  
    web fuchsia (magenta):  
    • 2006, Tsitsi Dangarembga, The Book of Not, Faber & Faber Limited (2021), page 258:
      She tilted a hand topped with long rectangular nails in furious fuchsia towards her cheeks and fluttered the fingers, fanning.

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fuchsia (not comparable)

  1. Having a purplish-red colour.

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References edit

  1. ^ Meredith, L. P. (1872) “Fuchsia”, in Every-Day Errors of Speech[1], Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott & Co., page 21.

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Etymology edit

Named after Leonhart Fuchs.

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fuchsia c (singular definite fuchsiaen, plural indefinite fuchsiaer or fuchsier)

  1. fuchsia

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fuchsia m (plural fuchsias)

  1. fuchsia

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fuchsia (invariable)

  1. fuchsia

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