bergamot
noun Etymology: French bergamote, from Italian bergamotta, modification of Turkish bey armudu, literally, the bey's pear Date: 1650 1. a pear-shaped orange of a Mediterranean 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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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bergamot — may refer to: *Bergamot orange, a citrus fruit used in Earl Grey tea *HMS Bergamot , one of two ships of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom * Monarda didyma , a herbee also* Mentha citrata *Bergamot Station …   Wikipedia

  • bergamot — BERGAMÓT, Ă adj. v. pergamut. Trimis de cata, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  bergamót/pergamút adj. m., pl. bergamóţi/pergamúţi; f. sg. bergamótă/pergamútă, pl. bergamóte/pergamúte …   Dicționar Român

  • bergamot — type of citrus tree, also its fruit, both similar to bitter orange, and the essence prepared from the oil of the rind of the fruit, 1690s, from Fr. bergamote (17c.), from It. bergamotta, named for Bergamo, town in Italy. The name is Roman… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bergamot — ► NOUN 1) an oily substance extracted from a variety of Seville orange, used as flavouring in Earl Grey tea. 2) an aromatic herb of the mint family. ORIGIN named after Bergamo in northern Italy …   English terms dictionary

  • bergamot — [bʉr′gə mät΄] n. [Fr bergamote < It bergamotta < Turk beg armûdī, prince s pear (< beg,BEY + armūdi, pear); form infl. by BERGAMO] 1. a small evergreen tree (Citrus bergamia) of the rue family, grown in S Europe 2. its pear shaped,… …   English World dictionary

  • bergamot — /berr geuh mot , meuht/, n. 1. a small citrus tree, Citrus aurantium bergamia, having fruit with a rind that yields a fragrant essential oil. 2. Also called essence of bergamot. the oil or essence itself. 3. any of various plants of the mint… …   Universalium

  • bergamot — I. /ˈbɜgəmɒt/ (say berguhmot) noun 1. a small tree of the citrus family, Citrus bergamia, the rind of whose fruit yields a fragrant essential oil (essence of bergamot). 2. the oil or essence itself. 3. any of various plants of the mint family, as …   Australian English dictionary

  • bergamot — A type of orange tree grown in Italy. The essential oil from the peel of this orange is used in perfume, to get rid of insects, and to flavor tea. Bergamot oil is also used in aromatherapy for depression, anxiety, and poor digestion. The… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • bergamot — noun /ˈbɝɡəˌmɒt/ 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. The better hand . . .… …   Wiktionary

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