It can be used as an adjective to describe how a person acts:
- Ella siempre ha sido una persona mimosa.
She has always been an affectionate person.
You can use ponerse to describe how someone gets or a temporary feeling of affection:
- La niña se pone muy mimosa cuando está enferma.
The girl gets really affectionate when she's sick.
The word mimosa does also refer to a coctel made from mixing cava and orange juice.
This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.