fuchsia

Fuchsia is a deep pink color named after a tropical flower. If you want to grab people's attention, wear a fuchsia swimsuit.

Fuchsia, the flower, is native to warm places like the Caribbean, Mexico, and Tahiti, but they are now found all over the world, including the United States. They are distinctive for boldly colored, often droopy flowers, and their wild colors inspired the name of the color fuchsia, a deep reddish pink. The plant fuchsia got its name from the German botanist, Leonard Fuchs, who first discovered it.

Definitions 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
    synonyms: fuschia
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    types:
    Fuchsia coccinea, ladies'-eardrop, ladies'-eardrops, lady's-eardrop, lady's-eardrops
    erect or climbing shrub of Brazil with deep pink to red flowers
    Fuchsia excorticata, konini, native fuchsia, tree fuchsia
    erect deciduous shrub or tree to 10 feet with maroon flowers; New Zealand
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
  2. noun
    a dark purplish-red color
    synonyms: fuschia
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    type of:
    purplish red, purplish-red
    a red with a tinge of purple
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