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
3 : a mixed drink consisting of champagne and orange juice

Examples of mimosa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The restaurant also offers guests the option to build their own mimosa, blending a bottle of either Poema cava or rose with a choice of fresh juices. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "This popular Tucson brunch spot is coming to Scottsdale. Here's why it's a big deal," 15 Aug. 2019 The bar is stocked with Terrestrial's great beer offerings, mimosas are available, orange juice and other drinks. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Terrestrial Brewing Co.’s doggy brunch: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 10 Aug. 2019 Drinks: Sip a bloody mary garnished with Spanish olives, sausage and semisweet peppers ($12) or a mimosa ($10). Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "13 new summer brunches in Chicago," 17 June 2019 The first will be a private workout class at Orange Theory Fitness in Del Sur followed by a brunch provided by Swami’s Cafe in Del Sur and a mimosa bar. Pomerado News, "Win prizes while voting for Rancho Bernardo honorary mayor candidates," 28 Aug. 2019 Brunches feature mimosas, beer or Bloody Marys for adults and mocktails for those under 21. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Swank Farms announces 18 dining events for 2019-2020 season," 13 Sep. 2019 Daily Total: $0 Day Seven 10 a.m. — Sunday Brunch isn’t just about bottomless mimosas and french toast for me. refinery29.com, "I Live In New York, Make $75,000 A Year & Spent $975.95 On My Wellness Routine This Week," 25 June 2019 Drinks: Add bottomless mimosas to your brunch for $20 or just split a $10 domestic draft pitcher with your buddies. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 Top it off with a blueberry coconut smoothie or take it up a notch with a raspberry mimosa. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Des Moines is on the move with an emerging food and cocktail scene," 20 Aug. 2019

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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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18 Nov 2019

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The first known use of mimosa was circa 1731

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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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