mimosa

play
noun mi·mo·sa \mə-ˈmō-sə, mī-, -zə\

Definition of mimosa

  1. 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. 2 :  silk tree

  3. 3 :  a mixed drink consisting of champagne and orange juice

Origin and Etymology of mimosa

New Latin, from Latin mimus mime


First Known Use: circa 1731


MIMOSA Defined for English Language Learners

mimosa

play
noun mi·mo·sa \mə-ˈmō-sə, mī-, -zə\

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


Learn More about mimosa


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mimosa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!