- of or relating to the city of Damascus.
- (lowercase) of or relating to the art of damascening.
- an inhabitant of Damascus.
- (lowercase) work or patterns produced by damascening.
- (lowercase) Also dam·a·skeen [dam-uh-skeen, dam-uh-skeen] /ˈdæm əˌskin, ˌdæm əˈskin/. to produce wavy lines on (Damascus steel).
Origin of Damascene
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Examples from the Web for damascene
Damascene gossip has it that Maher intimidates even his older brother, the president of Syria.Murder Mystery of Assad’s Brother-in-Law
July 18, 2012
The next day, there are more girls than usual on a specific Damascene shopping street.
The following Monday they will meet on one of the better streets in a Damascene shopping district.
The surgeon dropped his plate, full of damascene tart, on the deck.The King's Own
Captain Frederick Marryat
If the damascene does not appear sufficiently the operation is repeated.Travels in South Kensington
Moncure Daniel Conway
The most interesting is that of Alvarez, the best maker of damascene.Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital
We were favoured there with two exhibitions of Damascene physical prowess.The Quiver 12/1899
Captain Baradlay, you are a man of gold—no, I mean of steel, Damascene steel.The Baron's Sons
- (tr) to ornament (metal, esp steel) by etching or by inlaying, usually with gold or silver
- a design or article produced by this process
- of or relating to this process
C14: from Latin damascēnus of Damascus
- of or relating to Damascus
- a native or inhabitant of Damascus
- a variety of domestic fancy pigeon with silvery plumage
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