- 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 damascened
It was encrusted and damascened over with the rust of ocean.The Man Who Laughs
She wore the costume we just now described; but she held in her hand a rifle, damascened with silver.The Pirates of the Prairies
His strangely patterned back was almost black, yet brilliant, like some kinds of damascened steel.The Haunters of the Silences
Charles G. D. Roberts
The hilt was studded with gems, and the blade, which had a cutting edge, was damascened in blue and gold.Openings in the Old Trail
The iron blades were cunningly ornamented with damascened copper, and the hilts artistically inlaid with the same metal.The Negro
W.E.B. Du Bois
- of or relating to Damascus
- a native or inhabitant of Damascus
- a variety of domestic fancy pigeon with silvery plumage
- (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
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