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attar

[ at-er ]
/ 藞忙t 蓹r /
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noun
Also at路ar [at-er, -ahr], /藞忙t 蓹r, -蓱r/, ath路ar [ath-er, -ahr], /藞忙胃 蓹r, -蓱r/, ot路tar [ot-er], /藞蓲t 蓹r/, ot路to [ot-oh] /藞蓲t o蕣/ . a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals.
Also called at路tar of ros路es, ot路to of ros路es . rose oil.
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Origin of attar

First recorded in 1790鈥1800; short for Persian 'atar-g奴l 鈥渁ttar of roses,鈥 akin to 士atara 鈥渢o smell sweet,鈥 士i峁璻 鈥渇ragrance鈥 (from Arabic )
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British Dictionary definitions for attar

attar

otto (藞蓲t蓹蕣) or ottar (藞蓲t蓹)

/ (藞忙t蓹) /

noun
an essential oil from flowers, esp the damask rose, used pure or as a base for perfumeattar of roses

Word Origin for attar

C18: from Persian `atir perfumed, from `itr perfume, from Arabic
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