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
In Spain fuchsia is called "pendentes de la reina" (queen's earrings): wonderful name, isn't it?
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The fuchsia is six feet broad and as thick as the matted honey-suckle on the garden wall; and you may shake it as you would a sheet of honey-suckle that you were pulling down.
California "fuchsia"- epilobum species and varieties - and bush monkeyflowers are still blooming, as are several of the buckwheats, from scarlet through rich yellow to white or peachy russet.
And if you love pink so much, try fuchsia, which is a much easier color to wear.
Think of it as the difference between fuchsia, which is blue-based, and fire-engine red.
No longer relegated to the garish masses, the saturated pink shades known as fuchsia and magenta are suddenly haute.
The advantage of this pairing is that while the fuchsia is a relative late performer, the berberis is one of our earliest flowering shrubs with clusters of orange-yellow flowers in mid-spring followed by bluish berries.
Essentially - guys and girls care equally about colour differentiation and humans are incapable of spelling the word "fuchsia" without the aid of a spellchecker, as well as Google..
Apologize for actually knowing the word "fuchsia," OK?