Meaning of bergamot

ber•ga•mot

Pronunciation: (bûr'gu-mot", -mut), [key]
— n.
  1. a small citrus tree, Citrus aurantium bergamia, having fruit with a rind that yields a fragrant essential oil.
  2. the oil or essence itself.
  3. any of various plants of the mint family, as Monarda fistulosa, yielding an oil resembling essence of bergamot.
  4. a variety of pear.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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