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

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Not to worry, the contrasting notes aren't overpowering: The exotic notes of white blossom, bergamot, vanilla, and sandalwood create a complex finish that's breathable and inviting. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Why Tom Ford's Métallique Fragrance Is Worth It," 28 Aug. 2019 The opening scent of mandarin and Italian bergamot, the heart is solar gardenia, coconut water, and exotic tiare. Allure, "Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner Confirm Their KKW x Kylie Fragrances Are Launching in August," 20 Aug. 2019 Sauvage features notes of bergamot, mandarin, vanilla, sandalwood and cedar ($150 for 3.4 ounces). Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Dior Deletes Johnny Depp Sauvage Ad Amidst Backlash for Native American Depiction," 30 Aug. 2019 The fragrance combines hints of lavender, pear, bergamot with coconut, praline and vanilla orchid, all pulled together with a base component of cashmere, just like your favorite, most comfy sweater. Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's 'Cloud' Wins Fragrance of the Year Award," 6 June 2019 More sophisticated sippers might try the Georgia Pine Milk Punch, made with gin, basil, bergamot, lime, and cucumber ($12). Kara Baskin,, "At The Porch in Medford, deviled eggs, fried chicken, pork rinds, and other Southern flavors," 7 Aug. 2019 Its flavor is much more of bergamot, a fragrant citrus fruit grown mostly in southern Europe. M. Carrie Allan, Washington Post, "Beyond frosé: How to make rosé shine in inventive, breezy summer cocktails," 8 July 2019 The Epsom Salt & essential oils (lavender, bergamot, and eucalyptus) would also aid in muscle relief. The Editors, Marie Claire, "10 Health Issues CBD Could Solve," 17 Apr. 2019 My favorite blends are Liquid Sunshine, $17, which smells very fresh and citrus-y, and Unwind, $17, a blend of bergamot and lavender. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How 17 Stressed-Out Millennials Make Home a Peaceful Place to Escape When the News Is Just Too Much," 19 Nov. 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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