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Mimosa (in astronomy)

Mimosa or Beta Crucis (bā´tə krōō´sĬs), bright star in the constellation Crux (Southern Cross); 1992 position R.A. 12h47.3m, Dec. -59°39′. It is sometimes called Becrux, from its Bayer name, analogous to Acrux (Alpha Crucis) and Gacrux (Gamma Crucis). A bluish-white giant of spectral class B0 III, its apparent magnitude of 1.28 makes it one of the 20 brightest stars in the sky. Mimosa's distance is c.500 light-years.

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mimosa (in botany)

mimosa (mĬmō´sə), any tree, shrub, or herb of the genus Mimosa of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), chiefly tropical plants. They usually have feathery foliage and rounded clusters of fragrant pinkish flowers atop the branches. Mimosas are used for ornamental purposes in warm regions. The yellow-flowered plants sold as mimosa by florists are usually of the related genus Acacia (see acacia). Most widely known of the mimosas is the sensitive plant (M. pudica), considered a weed in the American tropics but cultivated as a greenhouse annual elsewhere because its leaves fold up and collapse under stimulus (e.g., touch, darkness, or drought) until the whole plant may assume temporarily a thoroughly wilted appearance. It is now naturalized in many warm regions and grows wild in the Gulf states. The name sensitive plant is also applied to other plants of this family that show similar movements. Mimosa is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

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mimosa

mi·mo·sa / məˈmōsə; mī-; -zə/ • n. 1. an Australian acacia tree (Acacia dealbata) with delicate fernlike leaves and yellow flowers that are used by florists. 2. a pea-family plant of a genus (Mimosa) that includes the sensitive plant. 3. a drink of champagne and orange juice.

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Mimosa

Mimosa (family Leguminosae, subfamily Mimosoideae) A genus mainly of herbs and shrubs, in which the stipules are sometimes thorn-like. The leaves are multipinnate. M. pudica (the sensitive plant) has leaflets that droop on shaking. M. invisa is a noxious weed. There are about 400 species, occurring in the tropics, mainly in America.

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mimosa

mimosa sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica, and its allies. XVIII. — modL. mīmōsa, app. f. L. mīmus MIME + -ōsa, fem. of -ōsus -OSE1, and so named from its imitation of animal sensitiveness.

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mimosa Genus of plants, shrubs and small trees native to tropical North and South America. They have showy, feather-like leaves and heads or spikes of white, pink or yellow flowers. Family Mimosaceae.

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mimosa American name for a mixture of sparkling wine and orange juice, known in the UK as buck's fizz.

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mimosa

mimosabowser, browser, carouser, dowser, espouser, Mauser, rouser, trouser, wowser •rabble-rouser •composer, discloser, dozer, exposer, Mendoza, mimosa, opposer, ponderosa, poser, proposer, proser, Rosa, Somoza, Spinoza •bulldozer • Tannhäuser •abuser, accuser, boozer, bruiser, chooser, cruiser, diffuser, infuser, lollapalooza, loser, Marcuse, medusa, mezuzah, misuser, peruser, refuser, snoozer, Sousa, user, yakuza •battlecruiser • buzzer

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