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 for fuchsia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuchsia \Fuch"si*a\, n.; pl. E. Fuchsias, L. Fuchsi[ae].
     [NL. Named after Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist.]
     1. (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
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A plant belonging to the genus Fuschia.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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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