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
Recent Examples of mimosa from the Web
Libations include bottomless mimosas, Bellini and Rossini cocktails, craft beers and small batch, biodynamic wines.
Sunday diners could enjoy a mimosa with their brunch under a bill that moved a little closer to passage Wednesday.
Bohemian House Brunch will be served Monday at this downtown spot, with a build-your-own-mimosa bar, as well as morning fare like an open-face schnitzel sandwich, and sweet and savory Bavarian pancakes.
In summer, Events & Adventures organizes a flotilla of fun for its members: A houseboat brimming with mimosas is joined on Lake Union by two Hot Tub Boats.
The sun is shining, the mimosas are blooming, and seats are getting harder to find at the sidewalk cafes in this Côte d’ Azur city.
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Origin and Etymology of mimosa
New Latin, from Latin mimus mime
First Known Use: circa 1731
MIMOSA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mimosa for English Language Learners
: 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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