Fuch"si*a (?), n.; pl. E. Fuchsias (#), L. Fuchslae (#). [NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist.] Bot.
A genus of flowering plants having elegant drooping flowers, with four sepals, four petals, eight stamens, and a single pistil. They are natives of Mexico and South America. Double-flowered varieties are now common in cultivation.
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