Fuchsia

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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. FYOO-shuh(British English)
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Other Forms FormsFuschia

Meaning & History

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).
Added 12/15/2006 by Johanna
Edited 9/20/2018 by Evil, LMS and Frollein Gladys