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

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This latest campaign sees Fanning as the face of the label’s new perfume, Twist—a sweet, crisp scent with notes of apple blossom and bergamot—which launches January 15 exclusively at Sephora. Evelyn Crowley, Vogue, "Elle Fanning on Starring in Miu Miu’s New Fragrance Campaign—And the One Look She’ll Never Try," 15 Jan. 2019 Get in the mood for love with Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Cleanser, a delicate floral cleanser that smells like geranium leaf, bergamot, and rosebud. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Virgo Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 Directly inspired by a Mediterranean summer, the perfume has notes of earthy fig leaves, the fruit itself, Sicilian bergamot, and daffodil for a green and floral scent. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "A Heartbreaking Scent of Staggering Beauty," 20 June 2018 Stock up on seasonal staples, from spicy cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg to earthy bergamot, thieves, and cedarwood, and get concocting! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Whole House Smell Like Fall," 16 Aug. 2018 The notes include watermelon, bergamot, juicy pineapple, apple blossom, peony petals, fresh jasmine, cedarwood, sunkissed amber, and musk. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Kim Kardashian's New KKW Fragrance Kimoji Perfumes Really Smell Like," 17 July 2018 Tocca: This Italian fashion house's latest fragrance, Bianca, blends bergamot with green tea. Joshua Lyon, Country Living, "5 Perfumes You Can Take Anywhere," 11 Mar. 2013 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 Amber Lewis is proving that a rose — or rather, bergamot and jasmine — by any other name would smell just as un-freaking-believable. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "You're Going To Be Obsessed With Amber Interiors' New Candles," 11 Sep. 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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