Also at·ar [at-er, -ahr], /ˈæt ər, -ɑr/, ath·ar [ath-er, -ahr], /ˈæθ ər, -ɑr/, ot·tar [ot-er], /ˈɒt ər/, ot·to [ot-oh] /ˈɒt oʊ/ . a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals.
Also called at·tar of ros·es, ot·to of ros·es . rose oil.
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How to use attar in a sentence
Ten-year-old Yasmine al attar stares at me from under her dark curled bangs.
But Ghazipoor is most remarkable for its enormous rose-fields, and the rose-water and attar prepared here.
Not more than an ounce and a half of attar, at the utmost, is obtained from eighty pounds of roses.
We were offered sweetmeats and fruits, sprinkled with rosewater, and some attar of roses was put upon our handkerchiefs.
A small quantity of pure attar passes with the water into the receiver.Greater Britain | Charles Wentworth Dilke
The Persian attar of roses is said to be obtained from this species.Parsons on the Rose | Samuel Browne Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for attar
an essential oil from flowers, esp the damask rose, used pure or as a base for perfume: attar of roses
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