What does Mimosa mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term Mimosa:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. silver wattle, mimosa, Acacia dealbata(noun)

    evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers

  2. mimosa(noun)

    any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves

  3. mimosa, buck's fizz(noun)

    a mixed drink containing champagne and orange juice


  1. mimosa(Noun)

    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.

  2. mimosa(Noun)

    Silk tree or the pink siris.

  3. mimosa(Noun)


  4. mimosa(Noun)

    A cocktail consisting of champagne and orange juice.

  5. Mimosa(ProperNoun)

    The star Beta Crucis.

  6. Origin: From mimosa, from mimus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mimosa(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. imitator. Cf. Mime.]


  1. Mimosa

    Mimosa is a genus of about 400 species of herbs and shrubs, in the subfamily Mimosoideae of the legume family Fabaceae. The generic name is derived from the Greek word μιμος, meaning "mimic." There are two species in the genus that are notable. One is Mimosa pudica, because of the way it folds its leaves when touched or exposed to heat. It is native to southern Central and South America but is widely cultivated elsewhere for its curiosity value, both as a houseplant in temperate areas, and outdoors in the tropics. Outdoor cultivation has led to weedy invasion in some areas, notably Hawaii. The other is Mimosa tenuiflora, which is best known for its use in shamanic ayahuasca brews due to the psychedelic drug dimethyltryptamine found in its root bark.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mimosa

    mī-mō′za, n. a genus of leguminous plants, including the sensitive plant. [Gr. mimos.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Mimosa

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE that contains kukulkanin, a CHALCONE.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mimosa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mimosa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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