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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. FYOO-shə(English)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsFuschia

Meaning & History

From Fuchsia, a genus of flowering plants, itself named after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566), whose surname means "fox" in German.

It was most famously used by British author Mervyn Peake for the character Fuchsia Groan in his Gormenghast books (1946-1959).
Added 12/15/2006 by Johanna
Edited 8/26/2023 by SeaHorse15, Evil, LMS and more