Wild bergamot
Bergamot Ber"ga*mot (b[~e]r"g[.a]*m[o^]t), n. [F. bergamote, fr. It. bergamotta; prob. a corruption of Turk. beg arm[=u]di a lord's pear.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A tree of the Orange family ({Citrus bergamia}), having a roundish or pear-shaped fruit, from the rind of which an essential oil of delicious odor is extracted, much prized as a perfume. Also, the fruit. (b) A variety of mint ({Mentha aquatica}, var. glabrata). [1913 Webster]

2. The essence or perfume made from the fruit. [1913 Webster]

3. A variety of pear. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

4. A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot. [1913 Webster]

The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

5. A coarse tapestry, manufactured from flock of cotton or hemp, mixed with ox's or goat's hair; -- said to have been invented at Bergamo, Italy. Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

{Wild bergamot} (Bot.), an American herb of the Mint family ({Monarda fistulosa}). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Wild bergamot — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild bergamot — vamzdelinė monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Monarda fistulosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda fistulosa angl. bee balm; horse mint; purple bee balm; wild… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild bergamot — noun any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda • Syn: ↑monarda • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑bee balm, ↑beebalm, ↑bergamot mint …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild bergamot — šunmėtinė monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Monarda clinopodia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda clinopodia angl. basil bee balm; bee balm; wild bergamot šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild bergamot — wild′ ber′gamot n. pln a plant, Monarda fistulosa, of the mint family, native to E North America, having a rounded cluster of lilac colored or purple flowers • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • wild bergamot — noun Date: 1843 a perennial aromatic North American monarda (Monarda fistulosa) having a terminal cluster of pink or purple flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wild bergamot — a plant, Monarda fistulosa, of the mint family, native to eastern North America, having a rounded cluster of lilac colored or purple flowers, growing in dry places. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wild bergamot bee balm — vamzdelinė monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Monarda fistulosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda fistulosa angl. bee balm; horse mint; purple bee balm; wild… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Wild — Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild allspice — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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