mimosa

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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

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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


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