Definitions for: Mimosa


[n] a mixed drink containing champagne and orange juice
[n] any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
[n] evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers



Webster (1913) Definition: Mi*mo"sa (?; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? imitator. Cf.
Mime.] (Bot.)
A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and
including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and {M.
pudica}).

Note: The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several
kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in
tanning; -- called also wattle bark. --Tomlinson.

Synonyms: Acacia dealbata, silver wattle

See Also: acacia, action plant, bush, genus Acacia, genus Mimosa, humble plant, live-and-die, Mimosa pudica, Mimosa sensitiva, mixed drink, sensitive plant, shame plant, shrub, touch-me-not

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