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damask rose

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noun
  1. a fragrant, pink rose, Rosa damascena.
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Origin of damask rose

First recorded in 1530–40
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  • Thou eating canker-worm, that preyest upon the opening bud, and turnest the damask-rose into livid yellowness!

    Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson


British Dictionary definitions for damask rose

damask rose

noun
  1. a rose, Rosa damascena, native to Asia and cultivated for its pink or red fragrant flowers, which are used to make the perfume attar
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Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin rosa damascēna rose of Damascus
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