1. [syn: damask rose, summer damask rose, Rosa damascena]
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.
2. Having the color of the damask rose.
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak.
Damask color, a deep rose-color like that of the damask
Damask plum, a small dark-colored plum, generally called
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
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originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large hardy very fragrant pink rose; cultivated in Asia
Minor as source of attar of roses; parent of many hybrids
[syn: damask rose, summer damask rose, Rosa