• WordNet 3.6
    • n bergamot small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bergamot 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.
    • Bergamot (Bot) 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.
    • Bergamot (Bot) A variety of mint (Mentha aquatica, var. glabrata).
    • Bergamot A variety of pear.
    • Bergamot A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot. "The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot ."
    • Bergamot The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bergamot A variety of the lime or lemon, Citrus medica, with a very aromatic rind, from which, either by mechanical means or by distillation, the volatile oil of bergamot (known in trade as essence of bergamot) is obtained. The essence is a product chiefly of southern Italy, and is much employed in perfumery.
    • n bergamot The popular name of several labiate plants, as in England of Mentha citrata, and in the United States of Monarda fistulosa and M. didyma.
    • n bergamot A kind of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
    • n bergamot A coarse tapestry manufactured from flocks of wool, silk, cotton, hemp, and from the hair of oxen and goats, said to have been made originally at Bergamo.
    • n bergamot A variety of pear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bergamot bėr′ga-mot a kind of citron whose aromatic rind yields the well-known oil of Bergamot, used in making pomades, fragrant essences, eau de Cologne, liqueurs, &c.: the essence so extracted.
    • n Bergamot bėr′ga-mot a group of varieties of pear of fine flavour.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bergamote, fr. It. bergamotta,; prob. a corruption of Turk. beg armūdi, a lord's pear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—It.—Turk. begarmūdi.


In literature:

What a royal exhalation of musk and bergamot came from his wig, his handkerchief, and his grand lace ruffles and frills!
"Catherine: A Story" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This place is famous for its pomatum, gloves, wash-balls, perfumes, and toilette-boxes, lined with bergamot.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
I should have dashed the salver out of Lord Bergamot's hand, had I met him.
"The History of Henry Esmond, Esq." by W. M. Thackeray
No more were bergamot or southern-wood, although vegetable in their nature.
"My Lady Ludlow" by Elizabeth Gaskell
In an old recipe book I found the following tribute to Bergamot pears.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
The Wild Bergamot has a pleasant smell; it has, however, the objectionable property of attracting great numbers of bees and wasps.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
For Hall Caine, musk and synthetic bergamot.
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
Oil of bergamot, one fluid dram.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
A great round bed of "Robin-run-away," bergamot, that scented the air and attracted the humming-birds.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Essence, pomade-de-grasse, almond paste, bergamot, orange, French powder!
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
Mix, and flavor with Bergamot.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
They were beautiful red-streaked Bergamot pears.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
In addition, the shaddock ("phrappa") and the bergamot orange are cultivated in the Island.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
Smell pleasant, like bergamot.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
Well, honey, I'll send you a bottle of bergamot grease to rub on it.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
Oil of bergamot, 148.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
You do not find the bergamot shoving itself forward wherever it has a chance.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
The bergamot is a small tree with leaves and flowers like the bitter orange, and a round fruit nearly 3 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Their hair is a mass of snow, conical in shape, about which floats the odor of iris and bergamot.
"Garrick's Pupil" by Auguston Filon
Scent with otto of roses and essential oil of bergamot to fancy.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley

In poetry:

Thy soul is like a secret garden-close,
Where roots of cleft rnandragoras enwreathe;
Where bergamot and fumitory breathe,
And ivy winds its tower with the rose.
"Duality" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Bergamot is buzzing on art world's biggest day.
Bergamot Development Opponents Warn Of Citywide Traffic Gridlock.
30 Open Doors Celebration At Bergamot Station A Success.
Bergamot used for treatment of fever, bronchial infection, acne.
Bergamot is buzzing on art world's biggest day.
A red-blue checkered beetle eats pollen from and lays eggs on wild bergamot flowers.
Bergamot Development Opponents Warn Of Citywide Traffic Gridlock.
Part of the seating at T1, the Bergamot Station Arts Center and new home of City Garage.
Bergamot-infused bourbon meets with an apple cidery tang and a touch of ginger in this cocktail from Austin bartender Adam Bryan.
Sugar Scrub in grapefruit-bergamot is new from Deep Steep.
The scents of bergamot, mandarin, and peach will fill up your shower, while the combination of shea butter, almond oil, sea salt, and sugar works to slough off dry skin and hydrate simultaneously.
For Tom Gardner, there was never any question whether the broccoli rabe would jostle the bergamot in his garden.
At Bergamot, he's crafted an adventurous, not-so-typical list of bottles that leans on France but can also swing from Texas Hill Country to Mount Etna.
Jacobs's vegetable watercolors are featured in her new show Nourishing Art, an exhibit at TAG Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California.
Texas developer Hines has postponed an upcoming Planning Commission review of its proposed Bergamot Transit Village Center until year's end or early 2013.