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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: mimus ( MIME1); because it copies animal behavior in reacting when touched

mimosa

noun
     
mi‧mo‧sa [uncountable and countable]
1HBP a tree with small yellow flowers that grows in hot countries
2 American English a mixture of champagne and orange juice, or a glass of this [= Buck's Fizz British English]
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