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bergamot

noun ber·ga·mot \ˈbər-gə-ˌmät\

Definition of BERGAMOT

1
:  a pear-shaped orange of a Mediterranean tree (Citrus aurantium bergamia) having a rind that yields an essential oil used especially in perfumery; also :  this oil
2
:  any of several mints (genus Monarda) — compare wild bergamot
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Origin of BERGAMOT

French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta, modification of Turkish bey armudu, literally, the bey's pear
First Known Use: 1650

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