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  • (Botany): 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.
  • (Botany): A variety of mint (Mentha aquatica, variety glabrata).
  • The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
  • A variety of pear. -Johnson.
  • A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
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         *The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot. - Cowper.
  • 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. Encyclopedia Britannica.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Ber"ga*mot (b&etilde;r"g&adot;*m&obreve;t), n. [F. bergamote, fr. It. bergamotta; prob. a corruption of Turk. beg armūdi 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).

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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