Definition of mimosa in English:
1An Australian acacia tree with delicate fern-like leaves and yellow flowers.
- Acacia dealbata, family Leguminosae
- They feed mainly on leaves of acacia and mimosa, using their 450 mm extendable tongues and mobile lips to secure their food.
- He's credited with the introduction to the West of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa, and the genus named after him, Banksia, all well known species in Australia where his mark was firmly left.
- The gold lasted for barely a year but in the meantime numerous trees were planted in the area: wild acacia, teak, olive, tambotie, beech, ebony, seringa, mimosa and quince.
2A plant of a genus that includes the sensitive plant.
- Genus Mimosa, family Leguminosae
- Yesterday I added 4 Yellow Goat's Horn pepper seeds, my hop seeds and some mimosa pudica (sensitive plant) seed.
- The main crops produced were roses, mimosas, carnations and chrysanthemums, as ornamental non-edible plants, and tomato, lettuce and basil, as edible ones.
- I find it unsettling that Stalin used to toss breadballs at his wife during dinner, that he spoiled his children and that he loved growing mimosas.
3North American A drink of champagne and orange juice.
- Some people I know drink that much in free champagne and mimosas.
- They also offer a brunch on sea days between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with mimosas, champagne, and wines in addition to a ‘Fruits of the Sea’ buffet.
- Never miss an episode, unless it's right after the Superbowl and I've been drinking mimosas since noon.
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