mimosa

noun
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 Previously, brunch-goers had to wait until 11 a.m. to order a Bloody Mary or mimosa. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham Briefs: New apps, laws, and transport," 9 Oct. 2019 There will be a build-your-own mimosa and bloody mary bar with a breakfast buffet. Anchorage Daily News, "Trending events in Anchorage this week: A fashion show, Oktoberfest and Cuban dance," 26 Sep. 2019 Green chili, green chile, marg, sesame chicken, breakfast burrito, bottomless mimosa — these are the words and phrases that most define Denver diners, according to a Yelp analysis released today. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Yelp’s “top phrases that define Denver” read like our basic restaurant instincts," 25 Sep. 2019 To enhance the experience, community events began last week, including live music on Thursday evenings, yoga and mimosa classes on Sunday mornings and featured events like paint-and-sip classes, pop-up shops and even drag queen bingo. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A tasting tour under Carlsbad’s windmill," 12 Sep. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of mimosa was circa 1731

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2 Dec 2019

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“Mimosa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimosa?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=mimosa01. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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mimosa

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How to pronounce mimosa (audio)

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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