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bergamot


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}). 
 
  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. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  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 
  ({Monarda  fistulosa}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bergamot 
  n  :  small  tree  with  pear-shaped  fruit  whose  oil  is  used  in 
  perfumery;  Italy  [syn:  {bergamot  orange},  {Citrus 
  bergamia}] 




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