ber·​ga·​mot | \ˈbər-gə-ˌmät \

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

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For stress and anxiety: Lavender, cedarwood, lemon, bergamot, orange, and valerian. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Essential Oils for Beginners: How to Use Them Safely in Your Beauty Routine," 7 May 2018 Alternatives include ylang-ylang, bergamot, cedarwood, vetiver, frankincense, and Roman Chamomile. Karen Campbell,, "Trouble sleeping? Let your senses be your guide," 12 July 2018 The notes include watermelon, bergamot, juicy pineapple, apple blossom, peony petals, fresh jasmine, cedarwood, sunkissed amber, and musk. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Is Dropping Three New Perfumes Inspired By Her Kimojis," 9 July 2018 An exquisite menu inspired by the Maison Christian Dior fragrances was created by chef Jean Imbert: Balade Sauvage—flowers and herbs, tomato water, bergamot, and goat cheese—was followed by Cologne Royale—sea bream, cucumber, and citrus sorbet. Camila Hennessy, Vogue, "Definitively Dior: The Fashion Maison Hosts Katie Holmes, Emma Roberts, and More at Its Perfume Launch," 3 July 2018 The candle offers head notes of bergamot and gardenia, heart notes of carnation, jasmine, and ylang-ylang, and base notes of lily and vanilla. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "The Perfect Candle for Lovers of Stickers and Romance," 22 June 2018 The scent is refined but agreeable, drawing on notes of fig, bergamot, and sandalwood. Nicola Fumo, GQ, "22 Heroic Gift Ideas to Help You Win Mother's Day," 4 May 2018 When the perfume is first sprayed, rose, bergamot, and magnolia notes rise before eventually settling into skin. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "The Perfect Perfume for Your Summer Wedding," 14 June 2018 Mellow, sweet bourbons play off the mint’s bergamot and black tea character, and serving it up — an unconventional julep choice — allows the orange mint to shine, Conatser said. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018

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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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