bergamot

noun
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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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 There's Hermoine, which smells of cedar and thyme; Sabrina, which smells of patchouli and bergamot; and Willow, which smells of palo santo, a wood known for its protective properties. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "11 Halloween Beauty Launches for Spooky Makeup and Skin-Care Products," 9 Oct. 2018 Trending Video To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that : 0%: 0% Ulta notes on their website that the perfume contains notes of lavender blossom, pear, and bergamot. Karina Hoshikawa, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Announced the Release of Her Cloud Perfume," 18 Sep. 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

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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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