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(pl. E. fuchsias, L. fuchsiae)
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.

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"Fuchsia" Quotes from Famous Books

... Leigh—besides the privilege of conducting her to supper. They were resting in the veranda, after a long, exhausting waltz, watching the crowd pour out of the ballroom; among others they noticed, approaching them, Mr. FitzGerald and his partner, Miss Fuchsia Bliss, a little frail American, who had dropped out of a touring party from the Philippines, and since then, as she expressed it, "had been staying around in Rangoon," first at the Lieutenant-Governor's, next at the Pomeroys', now, with a slight descent in the scale of ...
— The Road to Mandalay - A Tale of Burma • B. M. Croker

... roses in Patsy's garden glowed against the fuchsia hedge; a white flower stood out in almost startling distinctness. Above the pear-tree the sky was clear, cold green; a flush of red mounted from the south-west. The garden, shut in by the convent wall and high hedge, ...
— The Weans at Rowallan • Kathleen Fitzpatrick

... Phyllocactus, Cereus flagelliformis, Epiphyllum, and, in fact, of almost every kind of Cactus, are sometimes to be met with even in England; whilst in Germany they are as popular among the poorer classes as the Fuchsia, the Pelargonium, and the Musk are with us. One of the commonest of Cactuses in the latter country is the Rat's-tail Cactus (Cereus flagelliformis), and it is no unusual thing to see a large window of a cottager's ...
— Cactus Culture For Amateurs • W. Watson

Words linked to "Fuchsia" :   ladies'-eardrop, lady's-eardrops, shrub, lady's-eardrop, ladies'-eardrops, konini, California fuchsia, Fuchsia coccinea, bush

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