Definition of Genus fuchsia
1. Noun. Large genus of decorative tropical shrubs with pendulous tetramerous flowers.
Group relationships: Evening-primrose Family, Family Onagraceae, Onagraceae
Member holonyms: Fuchsia
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Fuchsia
Literary usage of Genus fuchsia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares: Their Properties, Applications by John William Slater (1870)
"... of the genus Fuchsia, is still retained in France and Germany. The colour of fuchsine, properly so called, is rather of a yellower shade than that of ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1840)
"Every plant referred to the genus Fuchsia, subsequently introduced, and which does not present this leading feature, but differs from its type by having its ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The species has a most interesting history, for which see the citations made above. Upon this plant Plumier founded the genus Fuchsia in 1703, giving a rude ..."
4. Cultivated Plants: Their Propagation and Improvement by Frederick William Thomas Burbridge (1877)
"... and the genus Fuchsia has been so much improved, that it is rare to meet with pure species in cultivation. Gaertner remarks that he failed to hybridise ..."
5. Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (1849)
"... in which, for the first time, mention is made of the genus Fuchsia, which then comprehended but a single species, the one discovered by Father Plumier, ..."
6. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... genus fuchsia FUCHSIA (name commemorative of Leonhard Fuchs, a sixteenth-century German botanist). A genus consisting of about fifty species of shrubs ..."