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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Margate is getting a new Sunday marketplace — complete with brunch and a mimosa bar. Emily Bloch, Sun-Sentinel.com, "New free Sunday market in Margate," 3 July 2018 Adult price includes drip coffee and access to the mimosa bar. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Celebrate Father’s Day at the MFAH," 12 June 2018 On the menu is a build-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Brunch returns Saturday to Bobcat Bonnie's in Wyandotte," 5 Jan. 2018 Beer and mimosas are for sale to sip while browsing the 30 or so vendors. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Young entrepreneurs grow business acumen at farmers’ markets," 13 June 2018 Drinks: Sip a mimosa made with Eris’ Boomtime dry cider ($7) or Ginny’s Raddled, a blend of gin, flower liqueur and grapefruit juice topped with their Fly the Wheat ale ($9). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 On May 26, do brunch with a kickoff party for Pollyanna’s Keep it Easy coconut cream ale plus mimosas featuring Summerly, its raspberry wheat ale. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Rainbow Cone, Pistachio Abduction among brews tapped for Illinois Craft Beer Week," 8 May 2018 The Floribama housemates are on their best behavior, serving up mimosas made with Andre champagne (average price per bottle: $5.99) and barbecuing. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Twerking in a Speedo, Shotgunning Beers and One Last Roommate Fight: Floribama Shore's Final Days," 8 Jan. 2018 The grounds are planted with mimosa and lemon trees and dotted with sculptures, and the sea is just a few steps beyond—the foundation even encourages visitors go for a pre- and post-visit swim. Jennifer Salerno, Smithsonian, "You’ll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France’s Newest Art Museum," 22 June 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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