mi·​mo·​sa | \mə-ˈmō-sə, mī-, -zə\

Definition of mimosa 

1 : 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

2 : silk tree

3 : a mixed drink consisting of champagne and orange juice

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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant: Brunch buffet menu with live music and a bottomless mimosa option for $14. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 Drinks: The same spice used in the tamales adds plenty of kick to the Red Hot Bloody Mary while their spin on the mimosa trades out the sparkling wine for plum cider (both $8). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago," 18 Jan. 2018 There will also be live music, build-your-own beer flights and mimosa flights. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 There were two Bloody Mary stands; seven wine options at a large Barefoot Wine station; a mimosa station; a Coney Island Beer station; a Peroni station. Kelly Conaboy, Bon Appetit, "I Went to BrunchCon, a Convention for People Who Love Brunch," 22 May 2018 After temporarily closing the day before, the Starbucks at the corner of 18th and Spruce had reopened, with its neat displays of chicken BLT protein boxes and sparkling mimosa gourmet gummies. Author: Rachel Siegel, Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, "Starbucks CEO delivers in-person apology to two black men who were arrested at Philadelphia store," 17 Apr. 2018 After each class, which include gourmet cheese plates and mimosas, attendees can shop the merchandise at Jenny Lemons, complete with a 20 percent discount. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Artist opens shop in SF’s Mission with designs on helping other artists," 23 Jan. 2018 Hop on the bus at Buehler's River Styx in Medina at 7 a.m., with a pick up at Apples Grocery Store at 209 E. Herrick in Wellington at 7:30 a.m. Enjoy muffins and mimosas while traveling to Detroit. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "This bug has been brutal and brings back memories: Whit and Whimsey," 19 Jan. 2018 Margate is getting a new Sunday marketplace — complete with brunch and a mimosa bar. Emily Bloch, Sun-Sentinel.com, "New free Sunday market in Margate," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of mimosa

circa 1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mimosa

New Latin, from Latin mimus mime

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English Language Learners Definition of mimosa

: a tropical tree or shrub that has small white or pink flowers that are shaped like balls

: an alcoholic drink made with champagne and orange juice

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