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ber·ga·mot

 (bûr′gə-mŏt′)
n.
1.
a. A small tree (Citrus bergamia) commercially grown chiefly in southern Italy for its sour citrus fruits, the rinds of which yield an aromatic oil. Also called bergamot orange.
b. The oil itself, used extensively in perfumery. Also called bergamot oil.
2. Any of various aromatic plants in the genus Monarda of the mint family.

[French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta, from Ottoman Turkish beg armudu, bey's pear (equivalent to modern Turkish bey armudu) : beg, bey; see bey + armut, armud-, pear (from Persian amrūd, from Middle Persian ūrmōd) + -u, possessive suff.]

bergamot

(ˈbɜːɡəˌmɒt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: bergamot orange a small Asian spiny rutaceous tree, Citrus bergamia, having sour pear-shaped fruit
2. (Plants) essence of bergamot a fragrant essential oil from the fruit rind of this plant, used in perfumery and some teas (including Earl Grey)
3. (Plants) a Mediterranean mint, Mentha citrata, that yields an oil similar to essence of bergamot
4. (Plants)
a. wild bergamot a North American plant, Monarda fistulosa, with clusters of purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
b. a garden plant of the same genus, usually M. didyma (bee balm), grown for its scarlet or pink flowers
5. (Plants) a variety of pear
[C17: from French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta, of Turkic origin; related to Turkish bey-armudu prince's pear; see bey]

ber•ga•mot

(ˈbɜr gəˌmɒt, -mət)

n.
1. a small citrus tree, Citrus aurantium bergamia, having fruit with a rind that yields a fragrant essential oil.
2. the oil or essence itself.
3. any of various plants of the mint family yielding an oil resembling bergamot.
[1610–20; earlier, a pear variety < French bergamote < Italian bergamotta < Turkish bey armudu literally, bey's pear]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bergamot - small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumerybergamot - small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
orange tree, orange - any citrus tree bearing oranges
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