Definition of Fuchsia

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Fuchsia

1. 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.

Definition of Fuchsia

1. Noun. A popular garden plant, of the genus ''Fuchsia'', of the ''Onagraceae'' family, shrubs with red, pink or purple flowers. ¹

2. Noun. a purplish-red colour, the color of fuchsin, an aniline dye. ¹

3. Adjective. Having a purplish-red colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fuchsia

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fuchsia

1. Origin: NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fuchsia

fubberies
fubbery
fubbier
fubbiest
fubbing
fubby
fubs
fubsier
fubsiest
fubsy
fucan
fucans
fucate
fuchs' endothelial dystrophy
fuchsia (current term)
fuchsialike
fuchsias
fuchsin
fuchsin agar
fuchsin bodies
fuchsine
fuchsines
fuchsinophil
fuchsinophil cell
fuchsinophil granule
fuchsinophil reaction
fuchsinophilia
fuchsinophilic
fuchsins

Literary usage of Fuchsia

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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1847)
"So numerous are they, that our fuchsia taste is quite surfeited, and yet we quarrel not with the number of varieties, but with the sickening extent to which ..."

2. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh (1922)
"The basal part of the fuchsia cutting (Fig. ... fuchsia cutting. pith ; h, the wood, r, the bark, in which extend the phloem fibres (b). ..."

3. Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1876)
"A large fuchsia will, probably, in a single summer give more flowers than ... Let us remember, in the first place, that the fuchsia never looks better than ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The flowers of the fuchsia have the tube of the calyx adherent to the ovary, with the limb four-lobed, spreading or recurved; four petals, attached to the ..."

5. The Floral Magazine: Comprising Figures and Descriptions of Popular Garden by Thomas Moore, Walter Hood Fitch (1862)
"fuchsia hybrida, var. At every place where an opportunity has been afforded of exhibiting plants during the present spring, the Messrs. ..."

6. Seventy-five Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1870)
"A large fuchsia will, probably, in a single•summer give more flowers than ... Let us remember, in the first place, that the fuchsia never looks better than ..."

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