mi·​mo·​sa mə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce mimosa (audio)
: any of a genus (Mimosa) of trees, shrubs, and herbs of the legume family that occur in tropical and warm regions and have usually bipinnate often prickly leaves and globular heads of small white or pink flowers
: a mixed drink consisting of champagne and orange juice

Examples of mimosa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The City of Lake Worth Beach pier is a favorite spot among surfers and has a buzzing breakfast joint — Benny’s on the Beach, where the kids can fill up on French toast and pancakes, then scoot down to the sand, while the bloody marys and mimosas flow for adults. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2024 Its size is also ideal for drinking mimosas or other sparkling cocktails. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 May 2024 French toast, mimosas, a steak and cheese sub gooey with white American cheese, the hot oil of a mozzarella stick. Krista Diamond, Longreads, 30 May 2024 Eddie Merlot's: The steakhouse chain has a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet Sunday (check your location for price) with breakfast, salad, omelet, carving, seafood and hot stations, a dessert station, plus mimosas and bloody marys. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for mimosa 

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Word History


New Latin, from Latin mimus mime

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mimosa was circa 1731

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“Mimosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimosa. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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mi·​mo·​sa mə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce mimosa (audio)
: any of a genus of trees, shrubs, and herbs of the legume family that are found in warm regions and have small white or pink flowers in ball-shaped heads

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