bergamot1 /ˈbəːɡəmɒt/


I. noun

1. [ mass noun] an oily substance extracted from the rind of a dwarf variety of Seville orange, used in cosmetics and as flavouring in Earl Grey tea.
2. (also bergamot orange) the tree which bears a variety of Seville orange from which bergamot is extracted.

Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia, family Rutaceae.
3. an aromatic North American herb of the mint family.

●Genus Monarda, family Labiatae: several species, in particular sweet bergamot ( M. didyma) (also called bee balm, oswego tea), grown for its bright flowers.
– origin late 17th cent. (in sense 2): named after the city and province of Bergamo in northern Italy.

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