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fuchsia (n.)
red color (like that of the Fuchsia flowers), 1921, from the ornamental shrub (named 1703 by French botanist Charles Plumier; by 1753 in English), from the Latinized name of German botanist Leonhard Fuchs (1501-1566) + abstract noun ending -ia. The German surname is literally "fox." Not related to Latin fucus "seaweed, sea wrack, tangle" (see fucus) which also gave its name to a red color prepared from it.
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