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Bergapten vs. Bergamot

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Bergaptennoun

(biochemistry) 5-methoxypsoralen, a psoralen found in the essential oil of bergamot (where it is the cause of phototoxicity) and other citruses.

Bergamotnoun

A tree of the orange family (Citrus Γ— limon, syn. 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.

Bergapten

Bergapten (5-methoxypsoralen) is a naturally-occurring organic chemical compound produced by numerous plant species, especially from the carrot family Apiaceae and the citrus family Rutaceae. For example, bergapten has been extracted from 24 species of the genus Heracleum in the family Apiaceae.

Bergamotnoun

The fruit from the bergamot tree

Bergamotnoun

The essence or perfume made from the fruit.

Bergamotnoun

A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.

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Bergamotnoun

Either of two plants of the mint family noted for their bergamot-like scent:

Bergamotnoun

Mentha Γ— piperita, nothosubspecies citrata, more commonly known as bergamot mint

Bergamotnoun

Monarda didyma, also known as American bergamot or bee balm.

Bergamotnoun

A variety of pear.

Bergamotnoun

A coarse tapestry, manufactured from flock of cotton or hemp, mixed with ox's or goat's hair.

Bergamotnoun

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.

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Bergamotnoun

The essence or perfume made from the fruit.

Bergamotnoun

A variety of pear.

Bergamotnoun

A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.

β€˜The better hand . . . gives the nose its bergamot.’;

Bergamotnoun

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.

Bergamotnoun

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

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