mimosa

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mimosa a mixed drink containing champagne and orange juice
    • n mimosa any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
    • n mimosa evergreen Australasian tree having white or silvery bark and young leaves and yellow flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mimosa (Bot) A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and Mimosa pudica).☞ The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in tanning; -- called also wattle bark.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mimosa 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. The plants are either herbs, erect or climbing shrubs, or sometimes trees, and are often prickly. The leaves are almost always bipinnate, but rarely there are none, or the expanded petiole (phyllodium) takes the place of the leaf; and in many species the leaves are sensitive, closing when touched. The flowers are small and sessile, usually having the stamens very much longer than the corolla; they are arranged in globular heads or in cylindrical spikes. About 280 species have been described, natives of the warmer parts of America and Africa, of tropical Asia, and of the Mascarene Islands. Many are cultivated, the most common being the sensitive-plant or humble-plant of hothouses, M. pudica, which is a branching annual, one or two feet in height, having a great many small leaflets, all highly sensitive when touched. M. myriadenia is a woody climber of tropical America, and is remarkable for the great height which it attains, ascending to the tops of the tallest trees.
    • n mimosa [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
    • n mimosa Same as thiazol yellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mimosa mī-mō′za a genus of leguminous plants, including the sensitive plant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. imitator. Cf. Mime
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. mimos.

Usage

In literature:

Particularly noticeable for their beauty were the handsome large mimosas.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Fine spars for shipbuilding purposes are found here, as well as the mimosa bark.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
You have another species on Earth that is, or was, very common: the Mimosa Pudica.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
I forgot to tell you that she will wear a small spray of mimosa.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
It is a sensitive mimosa.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
Inyoni at once skinned the buck and laid out the skin on the ground, pegging it down with mimosa thorns.
"The White Chief of the Caffres" by A.W. Drayson
Colvin grasped the long, tough mimosa bough not a moment too soon.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
The space immediately surrounding the kraal was open save for a small clump of spreading mimosas.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
The ground was open on all sides, a thin thread of mimosa along some slight depression being the only sort of cover it afforded.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
There she sat among the fragrant jasmine and quivering mimosa, as tremulous as the mimosa and as pale as the jasmine.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

The light mimosas bended low
To do her honour,
As in that rosy morning glow
I gazed upon her.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
Yes, there is one, and one alone;—
Mimosa, pride of vegetation,
Boasts higher honors of her own;
Hers is the honor of sensation.
"For The Album of Miss E. L. B--" by John Pierpont
Pocahontas listened, but her lips replied not,
All her heart was mirrored in her dreaming eyes,
As she sat with folded hands beneath the shadow
Of mimosa branches with their pink-hued blossoms
Making fairy canopy above her head.
"Pocahontas - VI The Parting" by Virginia Carter Castleman
"We buried 'im," sez Trent, "down by the beach.
We put mimosa on the mound uv sand
Above 'im. 'Twus the nearest thing in reach
To golden wattle uv 'is native land.
But never wus the fairest wattle wreath
More golden than the 'eart uv 'im beneath."
"'A Gallant Gentleman'" by C J Dennis

In news:

Pretty Lights w/ Mimosa , Michal Menert.
If you are too, let me introduce you to MiMOSA .
Mimosa is set to headline Bozeman's only Electronic Music Festival, HUSHUSH, October 6th at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.
Turn up the volume and hit play on the tracks below and get to know Mimosa .
Download MiMOSA 's September Mixtape Here.
We've just about landed on Mother's Day, and Wine Buzz has mimosas on the mind.
Using a bottle of Krug or some other kind of high-end Champagne for mimosas is simply for showoffs.
Spanish cava is always a solid option for mimosas .
Wake up and smell this Mimosa candle.
Mimosas make cameos at weekend brunches and lazy days lounging in the park, but what about on your bedside table.
National Park Service workers Renee Sniegocki, right, and Troy Evans, left, secured by ropes, work to cut and spray mimosa trees along the Foothills Parkway on Wednesday.
Rivaling the mimosa in its brunch-time popularity, the tomato-juice-and-vodka mixture acts as scrambled eggs' spicy sidekick.
Italian restaurant and gourmet market Cube Cafe and Marketplace announces its "Honkin' Holiday Sale with free baked treats, swell gift wrap and cheap mimosas".
30 pm at Mama's Hip located at 1559 Bardstown Road in the Highlands near Cafe Mimosa.
Inside uptown's sleek Mimosa Grill.
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In science:

Concerning the internal tests, the results are reported to be positive while the results of the integration tests are less positive. According to the same report, this is mainly due to (1) MIMOSA compliancy was not ensured for all components, and (2) Missing functionalities according to use case requirements.
Towards an intelligence based conceptual framework for e-maintenance
The EUDET pro ject offered a precise telescope based on MIMOSA monolithic active pixel detectors, hardware to synchronize devices under test and the telescope to the trigger signal as well as a flexible DAQ environment.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
The next prototype generation (Mimosa 8/16), ready for fabrication, features apart from analog R/O, fast digital R/O with on-chip discriminators and zero suppression, as well as in-pixel CDS .
Pixel Detectors for Charged Particles
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