Definition of Mimosa

1. Noun. Evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers.

Exact synonyms: Acacia Dealbata, Silver Wattle
Group relationships: Genus Acacia
Generic synonyms: Wattle

2. Noun. Any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves.

3. Noun. A mixed drink containing champagne and orange juice.
Exact synonyms: Buck's Fizz
Generic synonyms: Mixed Drink

Definition of Mimosa

1. n. A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and M. pudica).

Definition of Mimosa

1. Proper noun. The star Beta Crucis. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) 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. ¹

3. Noun. Silk tree or the pink siris. ¹

4. Noun. Acacia. ¹

5. Noun. A cocktail consisting of champagne and orange juice. ¹

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Definition of Mimosa

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mimosa

1. A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and M. Pudica). The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in tanning. Synonym: wattle bark. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Imitator. Cf. Mime. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mimosa

mimosa (current term)
mimosa bush
mimotannic acid

Literary usage of Mimosa

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1. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods, as Also, the Forests, of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"Inga bigemina, Willd mimosa biglobosa, Roxb., syn. of Parkia rox- ... mimosa kleinii, fair, syn. of Acacia tomentosa, Willd. mimosa ..."

2. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"It is produced by several species of mimosa, the finest quality being a product of Kordofan ; the other natural production« exported are senna, hides, ..."

3. Practical Plant Physiology: An Introduction to Original Research for by Wilhelm Detmer, S. A. (Samuel Albert) Moor (1898)
"Experiments with mimosa pudica and other Plants. The leaflets of mimosa pudica perform movements both as the result of shock or contact and in consequence ..."

4. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1810)
"C mimosa PUBESCENS. HAIRY-STEMMED mimosa. C7<{/} aw./ Order. ... 5-lida. Slant. 5 — lO-plura. Specific Character and Synonyms. mimosa ..."

5. Practical Text-book of Plant Physiology by Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1901)
"Comparison of the Irritability of Tendrils and mimosa. Allow a stream of water to fall in a shower upon sensitive tendrils as in the experiment with mimosa ..."

6. Transactions of the Society, Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of by Society of Arts (Great Britain, Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1825)
"I HEREBY certify to all whom it may concern that a certain liquid or extract, called the mimosa extract, made from the bark of the mimosa tree, ..."

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