- Also called damask steel. Damascus steel.
- the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
verb (used with object)
Origin of damask
Related formsun·dam·asked, adjective
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
British Dictionary definitions for damask
- 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