Botanical name: Its Latin name is Citrus Aurantium Bergamia. Bergamot is the fruit of the bergamot fruit tree, an evergreen tree found in the wider Mediterranean region. It is a very nutritious citrus fruit with a wonderful aroma in the shape of a ball or pear. The word bergamot comes etymologically from the Italian word "bergamotto". There are two theories regarding the origins of its name. The first says that it came from Turkey, where bergamot was called bey armudu or bey armut which means "prince's pear" or "the prince of pears". The second says that European traders who came to Anatolia, gave the tree its name, because they discovered it in the city of Bergama.