Definition of bergamot
1an oily substance extracted from the rind of the fruit of a dwarf variety of the Seville orange tree. It is used in cosmetics and as flavoring in tea.
2 (also bergamot orange) the tree which bears a variety of Seville orange from which bergamot is extracted.
- Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia, family Rutaceae
3an aromatic North American herb of the mint family, grown for its bright flowers and traditionally used in American Indian medicine. Also called bee balm, Oswego tea.
- Monarda didyma, family Labiatae