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 Homeowners are encouraged to plant natives that provide nectar and pollen, including wild bergamot, obedient plant, goldenrod, blueberry, aster, sunflower and hyssop. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Apr. 2021 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, 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 23 Jan. 2022.

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