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Damascene

[ dam-uh-seen, dam-uh-seen ]
/ ˈdæm əˌsin, ˌdæm əˈsin /
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adjective

of or relating to the city of Damascus.
(lowercase) of or relating to the art of damascening.

noun

an inhabitant of Damascus.
(lowercase) work or patterns produced by damascening.

verb (used with object), Dam·a·scened, Dam·a·scen·ing.

(lowercase)Also dam·a·skeen [dam-uh-skeen, dam-uh-skeen]. /ˈdæm əˌskin, ˌdæm əˈskin/. to produce wavy lines on (Damascus steel).

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Origin of Damascene

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin Damascēnus of Damascus <Greek Damaskēnós, equivalent to Damask(ós) Damascus + -ēnos-ene
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British Dictionary definitions for Damascene (1 of 2)

damascene
/ (ˈdæməˌsiːn, ˌdæməˈsiːn) /

verb

(tr) to ornament (metal, esp steel) by etching or by inlaying, usually with gold or silver

noun

a design or article produced by this process

adjective

of or relating to this process

Word Origin for damascene

C14: from Latin damascēnus of Damascus

British Dictionary definitions for Damascene (2 of 2)

Damascene
/ (ˈdæməˌsiːn, ˌdæməˈsiːn) /

adjective

of or relating to Damascus

noun

a native or inhabitant of Damascus
a variety of domestic fancy pigeon with silvery plumage
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