Bergamot meaning

bûrgə-mŏt
Any of various aromatic plants in the genus Monarda of the mint family.
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Any of various aromatic plants in the genus Monarda of the mint family.
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A small evergreen tree (Citrus bergamia) of the rue family, grown in S Europe.
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Its pear-shaped, inedible citrus fruit.
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An oil extracted from the rind of this fruit, used widely in perfumery.
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Any of several aromatic North American herbs (genera Monarda and Mentha) of the mint family, as horsemint or Oswego tea.
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(botany) 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.
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The essence or perfume made from the fruit.

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A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
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(botany) Either of two plants of the mint family noted for their bergamot-like scent:
  • Mentha × piperita, nothosubspecies citrata, more commonly known as bergamot mint.
  • Monarda didyma, also known as American bergamot or bee balm.
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A variety of pear.
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A coarse tapestry, manufactured from flock of cotton or hemp, mixed with ox's or goat's hair.
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Origin of bergamot

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta; probably a corruption of Turkish bey armudu (“a lord's pear”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Bergamo

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