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

Definition of bergamot

1a : a round to pear-shaped citrus fruit of a Mediterranean tree (Citrus bergamia synonym C. aurantium bergamia) that has a yellow to green rind which yields a bitter, fragrant essential oil and that is typically considered to be a hybrid of a sour orange and a lemon
b(1) : a tree that bears bergamots
(2) : the essential oil derived from a bergamot
2 : any of several mints (genus Monarda) — see also wild bergamot

Examples of bergamot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moncler calls Pour Femme a woody, musky fragrance characterized by Italian bergamot and jasmine while Moncler Pour Homme is meant to emulate an alpine forest with a heady dose of woody notes. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2021 The red blend has dark berries, bergamot and black pepper, plus a hint of lavender. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2021 Currently, one of the most popular scents is Opalhouse's Cozy Nights, which smells like bergamot, tobacco, and caramel. Christina Butan,, 26 Aug. 2021 Enhanced with sophisticated scents of bergamot and mint for ‘lazing in the Mediterranean sun’ vibes. Essence, 3 Aug. 2021 In the middle section, incorporate red bee balm (Monarda didyma) and bergamot (Monarda fistulosa). Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Our Peach Negroni contains gin, Aperol, dry vermouth, peach, and bergamot. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 3 July 2021 This sweet, woody medley of patchouli, leather, and bergamot was designed to evoke travels to Monte Carlo and Rio de Janeiro. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 10 Mar. 2021 Ingredients include bergamot, tea rose, amber, Moroccan argan oil, and rosehip oil. Kristi Kellogg, Glamour, 5 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bergamot

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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