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mi·mo·sa

 (mĭ-mō′sə, -zə)
n.
1. Any of various mostly tropical plants of the genus Mimosa in the pea family, having globular heads of small flowers with protruding stamens and usually bipinnate, compound leaves often sensitive to touch or light.
2. Any of various similar plants of the genus Acacia in the pea family, especially silver wattle.
3. See silk tree.
4. A drink consisting of champagne and orange juice.

[New Latin Mīmōsa, genus name, from Latin mīmus, mime (from the plant's apparent mimicry of animal reactions), from Greek mīmos.]

mimosa

(mɪˈməʊsə; -zə)
n
1. (Plants) any tropical shrub or tree of the leguminous genus Mimosa, having ball-like clusters of yellow or pink flowers and compound leaves that are often sensitive to touch or light. See also sensitive plant
2. (Plants) any similar or related tree
[C18: from New Latin, probably from Latin mīmus mime, because the plant's sensitivity to touch imitates the similar reaction of animals]

mi•mo•sa

(mɪˈmoʊ sə, -zə)

n., pl. -sas.
1. any of numerous plants, shrubs, or trees belonging to the genus Mimosa, of the legume family, native to tropical or warm regions, having small flowers in globular heads or cylindrical spikes.
2. any of various similar or related plants, as the silk tree.
3. a cocktail of orange juice and champagne.
[1745–55; < New Latin (1619) = Latin mīm(us) mime + -ōsa, feminine of -ōsus -ose1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mimosa - evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowersmimosa - evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
wattle - any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
2.mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leavesmimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
genus Mimosa - genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement
Mimosa sensitiva, sensitive plant - semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch
action plant, humble plant, live-and-die, Mimosa pudica, sensitive plant, shame plant, touch-me-not - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.mimosa - a mixed drink containing champagne and orange juicemimosa - a mixed drink containing champagne and orange juice
mixed drink - made of two or more ingredients
Translations
ميموزا، السِّت المِسْتحِيَّه
mimóza
mimose
mimóza
mímósa
mimoza
mimoza
mimóza
küstümotumimoza

mimosa

[mɪˈməʊzə] Nmimosa f

mimosa

n
(Bot) → Mimose f
(US: = drink) → Sekt mmit Orangensaft

mimosa

[mɪˈməʊzə] nmimosa

mimosa

(miˈməuzə) noun
a plant with small flowers and fern-like leaves which close when touched (also called sensitive plant).
References in classic literature ?
Vast forests of palms, arecs, bamboo, teakwood, of the gigantic mimosa, and tree-like ferns covered the foreground, while behind, the graceful outlines of the mountains were traced against the sky; and along the coasts swarmed by thousands the precious swallows whose nests furnish a luxurious dish to the tables of the Celestial Empire.
Perhaps no one ever beheld a more strangely assorted group than the one which now walked along the road, through pretty green fields and past groves of feathery pepper-trees and fragrant mimosa.
Facing this hill was a park-like plain, where grew clumps of flat-topped mimosa, varied with occasional glossy-leaved machabells, and all round stretched the sea of pathless, silent bush.
The perfume of flowers--the faint sweetness of mimosa and the sicklier fragrance of hyacinths--seemed almost overwhelming, for the fire was warm and the windows closed.
I will spare you the familiar examples of the sensitive mimosa, the several insectivorous flowers and those whose stamens bend down and shake their pollen upon the entering bee in order that he may fertilize their distant mates.
Or do you want to go and see where the little brown people live among the mimosa and the cherry blossoms?
Hair of cloud o'er face of flower, Nodding plumes where she alights, In the white hibiscus bower She lingers through the soft spring nights -- Nights too short, though wearing late Till the mimosa days are born.
The westerly hill was lower than its companion, and was quite bare of vegetation except for a single mimosa tree which grew just a little below its summit.
The front yard was enclosed by a thorny locust hedge, and at the gate grew two silvery, mothlike trees of the mimosa family.
From the garden behind the house--such a garden, Bunny-- oleanders and mimosa, myrtles, rosemarys and red tangles of fiery, untamed flowers--in a corner of this garden was the top of a subterranean stair down to the sea; at least there were nearly two hundred steps tunnelled through the solid rock; then an iron gate, and another eighty steps in the open air; and last of all a cave fit for pirates, a-penny-plain-and-two-pence- colored.
The evening was lovely, and our three friends enjoyed it in the cool shade of the mimosas, after a substantial repast, at which the tea and the punch were dealt out with no niggardly hand.
They were mimosas, figs, hibisci, and palm trees, mingled together in profusion; and under the shelter of their verdant vault grew orchids, leguminous plants, and ferns.