from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mostly tropical herbs, shrubs, and trees of the genus Mimosa, having globular heads of small flowers with protruding stamens and usually bipinnate, compound leaves that are often sensitive to touch or light.
- n. See silk tree.
- n. A drink consisting of champagne and orange juice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant belonging to the genus Mimosa usually found in tropical climates, their leaves are usually prickly and sensitive to touch or light, and have small white or pink flowers.
- n. Silk tree or the pink siris.
- n. Acacia.
- n. A cocktail consisting of champagne and orange juice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and Mimosa pudica).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large genus of leguminous plants of the suborder Mimoseæ and the tribe Eumimoseæ, characterized by a legume with entire or jointed valves which break away from a narrow persistent placenta.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
- n. Same as thiazol yellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
- n. a mixed drink containing 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin mimosa, from Latin mimus ("mime") (Wiktionary)