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
New Latin Fuchsia, genus name, after Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566), German botanist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After the genus Fuchsia, itself named after Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist. (Wiktionary)