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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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). [1913 Webster] 2. The essence or perfume made from the fruit. [1913 Webster] 3. A variety of pear. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 4. A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot. [1913 Webster] The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Wild bergamot (Bot.), an American herb of the Mint family (Monarda fistulosa). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]