Bergamot

Definition of Bergamot

Ber´ga`mot   Pronunciation: bẽr´gå`mǒt
n.1.(Bot.) A tree of the Orange family (Citrus bergamia), having a roundish or pear-shaped fruit, from the rind of which an essential oil of delicious odor is extracted, much prized as a perfume. Also, the fruit.
2.The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
3.A variety of pear.
4.A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot.
- Cowper.
5.A coarse tapestry, manufactured from flock of cotton or hemp, mixed with ox's or goat's hair; - said to have been invented at Bergamo, Italy. Encyc. Brit.
Wild bergamot
(Bot.) an American herb of the Mint family (Monarda fistulosa).

Related Words

bergamot orange, Citrus bergamia, orange, orange tree
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