Pronounced Pron. FYOO-shuh (English (British))
Other Forms FormsFuschia
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Contributor Contrib.Johanna on 12/15/2006
After the genus Fuchsia, itself named after Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist, whose surname Fuchs means "fox" in German.It was most famously used by Mervyn Peake as the name of Fuchsia Groan in his 'Gormenghast' books (1946-1959).