Pronounced Pron. MI-maw-sah (Finnish), Mim-osa (French), mee-MO-sah (Spanish)
Other Forms FormsMimmu (Finnish variant)
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Contributor Contrib.Trumpet on 3/9/2006
From Mimosa, a genus of plants that are sensitive to touch. The best known plant from that genus is the Mimosa pudica, better known in English as the touch-me-not. The plant genus derives its name from Spanish mimosa, which is the feminine form of the Spanish adjective mimoso meaning "cuddly".