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Damascene

[dam-uh-seen, dam-uh-seen]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the city of Damascus.
  2. (lowercase) of or relating to the art of damascening.
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noun
  1. an inhabitant of Damascus.
  2. (lowercase) work or patterns produced by damascening.
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verb (used with object), Dam·a·scened, Dam·a·scen·ing.
  1. (lowercase) Also dam·a·skeen [dam-uh-skeen, dam-uh-skeen] /ˈdæm əˌskin, ˌdæm əˈskin/. to produce wavy lines on (Damascus steel).
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Origin of Damascene

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Damascēnus of Damascus < Greek Damaskēnós, equivalent to Damask(ós) Damascus + -ēnos -ene
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damascene

verb
  1. (tr) to ornament (metal, esp steel) by etching or by inlaying, usually with gold or silver
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noun
  1. a design or article produced by this process
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adjective
  1. of or relating to this process
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin damascēnus of Damascus

Damascene

adjective
  1. of or relating to Damascus
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Damascus
  2. a variety of domestic fancy pigeon with silvery plumage
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