from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the city or province of Bergamo in northern Italy, or the district of Bergamasca: as, Bergamask traditions; the Bergamask Alps; “a Bergomask dance,”
  • n. An inhabitant of Bergamo or Bergamasca.
  • n. [= French bergamasque.] A rustic dance in imitation of the people of Bergamasca, who were ridiculed as clownish in manners and speech.


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