wild bergamot


Definition of wild bergamot

: a perennial aromatic North American monarda (Monarda fistulosa) having a terminal cluster of pink or purple flowers

Examples of wild bergamot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dry prairie along the bluff top is home to little bluestem, wild bergamot, columbine and silky aster — a colorful display in the spring. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Maiden Rock Bluff offers some of the best views along the Great River Road," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of wild bergamot

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Wild bergamot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20bergamot. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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