Fuchsia

Fuch"si*a

(?), n.;
pl. E. Fuchsias (#), L. Fuchsi (#).
[NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist.] 1. (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.
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2. A plant belonging to the genus Fuschia.
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