Wild bergamot(Bot.), an American herb of the Mint family

(Ber"gan*der) n. [Berg, for burrow + gander a male goose? Cf. G. bergente, Dan. gravgaas.] (Zoöl.) A European duck (Anas tadorna). See Sheldrake.

(Ber"ger*et) n. [OF. bergerete, F. berger a shepherd.] A pastoral song. [Obs.]

(Bergh) n. [AS. beorg.] A hill. [Obs.]

(Berg"mas`ter) n. See Barmaster.

(Berg"meal) n. [G. berg mountain + mehl meal.] (Min.) An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.

(Berg"mote) n. See Barmote.

(Ber"go*mask) n. A rustic dance, so called in ridicule of the people of Bergamo, in Italy, once noted for their clownishness.

(Ber"gylt) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) The Norway haddock. See Rosefish.

Syn. — To dispossess; to divest.

(Be*reave"ment) n. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; esp., the loss of a relative by death.

(Be*reav"er) n. One who bereaves.

(Be*reft") imp. & p. p. of Bereave.

(Be*ret"ta) n. Same as Berretta.

(Berg) n. [&radic95. See Barrow hill, and cf. Iceberg.] A large mass or hill, as of ice.

Glittering bergs of ice.

(Ber"ga*mot) n. [F. bergamote, fr. It. bergamotta; prob. a corruption of Turk. beg armudi a lord's pear.]

1. (Bot.) (a) A tree of the Orange family 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).

2. The essence or perfume made from the fruit.

3. A variety of pear. Johnson.

4. A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.

The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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