1. bergamot

noun. small tree with pear-shaped fruit whose oil is used in perfumery; Italy.


  • orange tree
  • Citrus bergamia
  • orange


  • achromatic


  • Bergamo (Italian)
  • Bergomum (Latin)
  • bergamote (French)

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Sentences with bergamot

1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the built-in dropper in the lid of the essential oil to measure 2 drops of bergamot directly into the glass bottle.

2. Adjective
One tip to try from the American College of Healthcare Sciences: to clean surfaces, add three drops of lavender oil, two drops of bergamot oil, and two cups of white vinegar to a spray bottle.

3. Noun, plural
Two other bee balms suitable for providing butterfly nectar are wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) and spotted bee balm (Monarda punctata).

4. Verb, base form
Bergamot essential oil is used in perfumes and aromatherapy, where a 2017 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research suggested that exposure to bergamot essential oil improved patients’ moods while in a doctor’s waiting room.