mimosa


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mimosa \Mi*mo"sa\ (?; 277), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? imitator. Cf.
   Mime.] (Bot.)
   A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and
   including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and
   Mimosa pudica).
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   Note: The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several
         kinds bark imported from Australia, and used in
         tanning; -- called also wattle bark. --Tomlinson.
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