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ber·ga·mot / ˈbərgəˌmät/ • n. 1. an oily substance extracted from the rind of the fruit of a dwarf variety of the Seville orange tree, used in cosmetics and as flavoring in tea. 2. (also bergamot orange) the tree (Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia) that bears this fruit. 3. an aromatic North American herb (Monarda didyma) of the mint family, grown for its bright flowers and used medicinally.

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bergamot
1. A pear‐shaped orange, Citrus bergamia, grown mainly in Calabria, Italy, for its peel oil.

2. An ornamental herb, Monarda didyma, the dried leaves of which were used to make Oswego tea.

3. A type of pear, Pyrus persica.

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bergamot Herb of the genus Monarda, including horsemint and Oswego tea., Family Labiatae. Also refers to the pear-shaped fruit of Citrus bergamia, grown in Italy for its oil, which is used in perfumery. Family Rutaceae.

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bergamot kind of pear. XVII. — F. bergamotte — It. bergamotta — Turk. begarmūdi, f. beg prince + armūdi pear.

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