fuchsia

Definitions

  • Fuchsia Riccartoni, Hort
    Fuchsia Riccartoni, Hort
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fuchsia 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fuchsia (Bot) 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.
    • Fuchsia A plant belonging to the genus Fuschia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fuchsia A genus of highly ornamental shrubs and small trees, of the order Onagraceæ. There are about 50 species, natives of the mountains of Mexico and of the Andes, with 2 species in New Zealand. They have opposite leaves, a colored tubular calyx with 4-parted limb, 4 petals on the throat of the tube, and a pulpy baccate fruit. The numerous varieties which are common in cultivation, with drooping flowers and a short calyx-tube, are believed to have originated for the most part from the Chilian species, F, macrostemma. Some other species are occasionally met with in greenhouses.
    • n fuchsia A plant of the genus Fuchsia.
    • n fuchsia In Australia and Tasmania, species of the genus Mazeutoxeron, belonging to the rue family, especially M. speciosum.
    • n fuchsia In Queensland, a shrub of the family Myoporaceæ, Pholidia maculata.
    • n fuchsia In New Zealand, the kotukutuku, Fuchsia excorticata. See kotukutuku, konini, and tookytook.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fuchsia fū′shi-a a plant with long pendulous flowers, native to South America.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, , a German botanist
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist, 1501-66.

Usage

In literature:

That corner there was made, I may say, for fuchsias.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
The gardeners were gray-headed, and remembered potting the first fuchsia-slips that ever came to the Forest.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
The sky is a blinding pink, or maybe more of a pale fuchsia.
"The Dope on Mars" by John Michael Sharkey
The triforium is carved in the richest style with passion flowers, fuchsias, roses, and lilies.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
A whole page of fuchsia leaves of different sizes is very pretty, and so of any leaf.
"Harper's Young People, March 16, 1880" by Various
The canopy was heavily fringed with small scarlet fuchsias, or lady's ear-drops.
"The Fairy Nightcaps" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
FUCHSIAS, origin of, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
One is of geranium and the other of fuchsia.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Here was the hedge of fuchsia; here the tamarisks on their high bank; here the entrance to Les Solitudes.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Fuchsias too, and what you like!
"Trading" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

Of a giant or extinct
Animal, come from another
Age, another planet surely. Flanked
By the orange and fuchsia bonfire
Of azaleas, sacrosanct
"Child's Park Stones" by Sylvia Plath
There laughed the joy of the rose, among
Myrtle and Iris, heaven's eye,
Magnole, with cups of moonlight hung,
And Fuchsia's sunny chandlery,
And coral tongue;
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And it blew a color, bright as the bloom
Of the pinkest fuchsia's tossing plume,
All over the cheeks of the prettiest girl
That ever imprisoned a romping curl,
Or, in tying her bonnet under her chin,
Tied a young man's heart within.
"The Love-Knot" by Nora Perry

In news:

Suntory's Angel Earrings fuchsias offer heat tolerance, greater sun tolerance and a much higher flower count, expanding the possibilities for planting.
Colro Me Fuchsia , Purple, Orange.
Scraps of pink-and-orange, pale yellow, fuchsia, and green felted wool (appliques).
Amber Riley's Coral Cheeks and Fuchsia Pout .
SAG Awards Hair and Makeup: Amber Riley's Coral Cheeks and Fuchsia Pout .
2010 Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger.
Fuchsia Dunlop was first foreigner to train as chef at Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in China.
Bella Lune's Fuchsia Discusses the Influence of The Cure, Joy Division, Skinny Puppy, and More.
Watermelon radishes—a staple in the White House garden and farmers markets—punch up salads with their fuchsia color and crisp texture.
Ciscoe Morris offers tips this week on planting garlic , keeping those hardy mums healthy and overwintering your pretty hanging fuchsias for next year.
If tip-to-toe fuchsia gives you hives, however, we suggest some accents to show your true colors.
She plans to paint her adopted hometown shades of fuchsia the day after Thanksgiving, for the grand opening of her new store, the Pink Pistol.
From the palest pinks to the brightest fuchsias, find inspiration from our gallery of pink rooms.
Paired with the white plastic decor and the possibility of changing the lighting in the " pod " in which one is seated (Fuchsia.
She accessorized with fuchsia Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
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In science:

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