1. [syn: bergamot, bergamot orange, Citrus bergamia]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.]
(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).
2. The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
3. A variety of pear. --Johnson.
4. A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot.
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.
Wild bergamot (Bot.), an American herb of the Mint family
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in
perfumery; Italy [syn: bergamot, bergamot orange,