Bergamot Definition

bûrgə-mŏt
noun
A small tree (Citrus bergamia) commercially grown chiefly in southern Italy for its sour citrus fruits, the rinds of which yield an aromatic oil.
American Heritage
A small evergreen tree (Citrus bergamia) of the rue family, grown in S Europe.
Webster's New World
The oil itself, used extensively in perfumery.
American Heritage
Its pear-shaped, inedible citrus fruit.
Webster's New World
Any of various aromatic plants in the genus Monarda of the mint family.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • bergamot orange
  • Citrus bergamia
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Other Word Forms of Bergamot

Noun

Singular:
bergamot
Plural:
bergamots

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

    From Wiktionary

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