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NOUN (2)

1. a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern;

2. a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having a woven pattern;
- Example: "damask table linens"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Damask \Dam"ask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damasked; p. pr. & vb. n. Damasking.] To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar marking or "water," as metal. See Damaskeen. [1913 Webster] Mingled metal damasked o'er with gold. --Dryde?. [1913 Webster] On the soft, downy bank, damasked with flowers. --Milton. Damaskeen
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Damask \Dam"ask\ (d[a^]m"ask), n. [From the city Damascus, L. Damascus, Gr. Damasko`s, Heb. Dammesq, Ar. Daemeshq; cf. Heb. d'meseq damask; cf. It. damasco, Sp. damasco, F. damas. Cf. Damascene, Damass['e].] 1. Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like. "A bed of ancient damask." --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color. [1913 Webster] 3. A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture covering and hangings. [1913 Webster] 4. Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel. [1913 Webster] 5. A deep pink or rose color. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Damask \Dam"ask\, a. 1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of the damask rose. [1913 Webster] But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Damask color, a deep rose-color like that of the damask rose. Damask plum, a small dark-colored plum, generally called damson. Damask rose (Bot.), a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant variety of rose (Rosa damascena) from Damascus. "Damask roses have not been known in England above one hundred years." --Bacon. Damask steel, or Damascus steel, steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great flexibility and tenacity. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

damask adj 1: having a woven pattern; "damask table linens" n 1: a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern 2: a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it