mi·​mo·​sa mə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce mimosa (audio)
: 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
: a mixed drink consisting of champagne and orange juice

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Also available: a flight of mimosas featuring stack-a-flapjacks and huevos rancheros. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2023 Trending now:Aerosmith announces farewell tour stop in Indianapolis Westfield Wine Vault 100 N. Union St., Westfield, 317-567-2144, westfieldwinevault.com At Bubbles and Brunch, May 14, a special Mother’s Day menu and make-your-own mimosas are offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the wine bar. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 8 May 2023 The event hosts turned up the music and offered guests mimosas and appetizers to encourage them to mingle. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023 Reservations are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are $75 and include sparkling wine and mimosas, and children are $45. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 3 May 2023 Cocktails include mimosas, sangrias, bloody Marys and rose lemonade. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2023 Arnaldo Richards' Picos Restaurant Take mom to beloved Mexican restaurant Picos, where the mariachis will be strolling and the margaritas and mimosas will be flowing. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 22 Apr. 2023 Speakeasy Gummies come in flavors that are inspired by cocktails, says director of post production Joe Dilley -- think Mai Tai, sour lime margarita, old fashioned, and mimosa. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2023 Bottomless bloody marys, mimosas and beers are available. Fritz Hahn, Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


New Latin, from Latin mimus mime

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mimosa was circa 1731

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“Mimosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimosa. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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mi·​mo·​sa mə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce mimosa (audio)
: any of a genus of trees, shrubs, and herbs of the legume family that are found in warm regions and have small white or pink flowers in ball-shaped heads

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