- Also called damask steel.Damascus steel.
- the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
verb (used with object)
- damascus steel,
- damask rose,
- damasus i,
- damasus i, saint,
- damasus ii
Origin of damask
Examples from the Web for damask
There are oversized chandeliers, lots of tufted red-velvet upholstery and some damask wallpaper.
We headed for the Valley of Roses, where Damask roses have been grown for hundreds of years.
There was a crystal jug filled with cold water and sunshine, and it threw a wavering light on the damask.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
You may know well about fishing and be good at shearing sheep for what I know; but you are little of a judge of damask sheets.The Waif Woman|Robert Louis Stevenson
Rachel with a sickle-shaped tool was sedulously brushing the crumbs from the damask into a silver tray.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
Yet I have two footmen in handsome liveries behind my Coach, and my apartment is hung with damask.
The lady in the private box flung her a bouquet of damask roses.The Christian|Hall Caine
- a reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc
- table linen made from this
- (as modifier)a damask tablecloth
- the greyish-pink colour of the damask rose
- (as adjective)damask wallpaper
Word Origin for damask
late 14c., Damaske "cloth from Damascus," the Syrian city.