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
2 : silk tree
3 : a mixed drink consisting of champagne and orange juice

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Paz Cantina Doors open at 7 a.m., featuring the game on a video wall as well as specials on tequila sunrises and mimosa refills. Julia Stumbaugh, azcentral, "Where to go in Phoenix to watch the Women's World Cup final," 5 July 2019 The mimosa pudica is a creeping annual and a perennial flower. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "This Plant Moves When You Touch It," 8 June 2019 Kirby said they are also known for their drinks: the bloody mary and mimosa, in particular. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Brunch spots pop up in The Woodlands area," 28 June 2019 Brunchers can get $14 bottomless mimosas, $6 Bloody Mary’s and $3 Jello-O Shots. Danika Worthington, The Know, "17 things to do at Denver PrideFest, from drag queen brunch to block parties," 12 June 2019 Sip on your complimentary mimosa while deciding on crab, lobster, smoked salmon, prosciutto, short ribs or spinach and artichoke Benedict. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Sage French Café demystifies crispy duck," 7 June 2019 Cupitol Coffee + Eatery: A free half stack of pancakes is yours with the purchase of a mimosa during Easter brunch. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "50-plus Easter brunch spots in Chicago and suburbs," 20 Mar. 2018 Treat mom to brunch at Village Anchor Treat mom this Mother's Day with a meal and mimosa at Village Anchor. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Xtras! Don't miss these Kentucky Derby Festival experiences," 18 Apr. 2018 Depicting the view through a large window, the composition is dominated by a mimosa tree in full bloom, its dazzling yellow drifts captured in loose, open brush strokes. Susan Delson, WSJ, "An Artist of Time and Space," 4 Jan. 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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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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