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 for Bergamot
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).
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     2. The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
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     3. A variety of pear. --Johnson.
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     4. A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.
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              The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot.
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     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.
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     Wild bergamot (Bot.), an American herb of the Mint family
        ({Monarda fistulosa).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in
           perfumery; Italy [syn: bergamot, bergamot orange,
           Citrus bergamia]

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