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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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 This is her, laughing her a** off, mimosa in hand, on a chair swing!! Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Who Is Daniel Lissing? Meet the Star of Hallmark’s New Movie ‘Christmas In Love’," 11 Nov. 2018 Bubble Tap also offers packages that include a DIY mimosa bar or an on-site mixologist to craft one-of-a-kind cocktails. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "A Prosecco Trailer is the Latest Over-the-Top Party Essential," 5 Sep. 2018 Leave your mimosa desires behind and sip sangria blending tempranillo wine, brandy, triple sec, honey and citrus fruit. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The best brunch spots in Indianapolis right now," 26 Mar. 2018 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

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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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