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attar

[ at-er ]
/ ˈæt ər /
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noun

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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Origin of attar

First recorded in 1790–1800; short for Persian 'atar-gūl “attar of roses,” akin to ʿatara “to smell sweet,” ʿiṭr “fragrance” (from Arabic )
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British Dictionary definitions for attar

attar

otto (ˈɒtəʊ) or ottar (ˈɒtə)

/ (ˈætə) /

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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