bergamot

noun
ber·​ga·​mot | \ ˈbər-gə-ˌmät How to pronounce bergamot (audio) \

Definition of bergamot

1 : a pear-shaped Mediterranean sour orange 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

Examples of bergamot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notes of bergamot, bitter orange leaves, cedarwood and musk highlight this strong, masculine fragrance. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "The best-selling and best-smelling colognes for any guy," 7 Oct. 2020 Notes include Italian bergamot, orange blossom absolute, vanilla, crystal moss accord. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Goes Fresh-Faced in New Valentino Perfume Campaign," 17 Sep. 2020 The black cat bubble bar is a feline shape just waiting to dissolve into a bewitching aroma of bergamot and citrus. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Lush Just Dropped Its Halloween Collection — & You’ll Want To Draw A Bath ASAP," 15 Sep. 2020 The differences between them are the scents — Ethereal is pear and amber, Opulence is floral with bergamot and caramel, and Divine is a citrusy blend with jasmine and vanilla — and the gloss and spray colors, though all fall into the pink category. Marci Robin, Allure, "Baby Phat Beauty Just Launched, and It's a Shimmery Retro Dream," 1 Sep. 2020 When your first smell it, you get hit with a powerful dose of bergamot, orange blossom, and gardenia — but those later give way to softer vanilla, sandalwood, and moss notes. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Valentino Beauty's New Fragrance Smells Just Like Lady Gaga — No, Really," 1 Sep. 2020 Or, consider flavoring the cream with extracts including vanilla, peppermint, hazelnut, almond, orange, lemon, bergamot or coffee. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 tips for making perfect whipped cream (no sweeteners needed)," 11 Aug. 2020 Currently, the gift box includes nipple and lip butter, a cotton nursing cover, gourmet dark chocolate bar, stainless steel water bottle, epsom salts, perineal spray and cleanser and a candle scented with rosemary and bergamot. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "Mom of Two Creates Luxurious Gift Box to Ease the Postpartum Period," 29 July 2020 This formula with 70 percent alcohol will not only kill germs and bacteria, but the gel applies more like a quick-drying lotion that will keep his hands moisturized and smelling of bergamot, jasmine, and cedarwood. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The 30 Best Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of bergamot

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for bergamot

French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta, modification of Turkish bey armudu, literally, the bey's pear

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“Bergamot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bergamot. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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