mi·​mo·​sa | \ mə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce mimosa (audio) , 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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Treat mom to brunch at Village Anchor Treat mom this Mother's Day with a meal and mimosa at Village Anchor. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Xtras! Don't miss these Kentucky Derby Festival experiences," 18 Apr. 2018 Depicting the view through a large window, the composition is dominated by a mimosa tree in full bloom, its dazzling yellow drifts captured in loose, open brush strokes. Susan Delson, WSJ, "An Artist of Time and Space," 4 Jan. 2019 Add the bloody mary and mimosa bar for $8 per drink. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 Others include the perennial peanut with yellow blossoms and the sunshine mimosa or sensitive plant opening clusters of small powderpuff like clusters of purplish blooms. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Poor root system hinders plant growth," 19 May 2018 Every adult reservation comes with a drink ticket for Goldhorn beer, mimosa or bloody mary. cleveland.com, "45 Mother's Day brunch options for 2018 in Greater Cleveland," 8 May 2018 The drink menu includes juices, protein shakes, mimosas and beer. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "31 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in April, chains and independents," 1 May 2018 In Wickett & Craig's case, that's done with the natural tannins from the bark of trees like mimosa and quebracho. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make Leather," 2 Aug. 2016 Nearby in the Seaport, Tuscan Kitchen (64 Seaport Blvd. at Fan Pier Boulevard) launches brunch service this weekend with ricotta and buttermilk pancakes, frittatas, eggs Benedict, and pizzas, enhanced by a DIY Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Tables: Some big closings in Southie, and welcoming The Wellington," 7 June 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
US : an alcoholic drink made with champagne and orange juice

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