Fuchsia (color)

Fuchsia (/ˈfjuːʃə/, FEW-shə) is a bright crimson color named for the flower color of the fuchsia plant, named by a French botanist, Charles Plumier, after the 16th-century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs. The color fuchsia was first introduced as the color of a new aniline dye called fuchsin, which was patented by French chemist François-Emmanuel Verguin in 1859. The dye was renamed Magenta that same year to celebrate a French army victory in the battle of Magenta. on June 4, 1859, near the Italian town of the same name. The first recorded use of fuchsia as a color name in English was in 1892.