- Also called damask steel . Damascus steel.
- the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of damask
OTHER WORDS FROM damaskun·dam·asked, adjective
Words nearby damask
Example sentences 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.
It was monstrous that this English damask rose should fall a prey to so detestable a person as the Comte de Lussigny.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The table cover and napkins must be of snowy damask, the glass clear as crystal, and taste must preside over each detail.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Although the table-cloth and the napkins were of fine damask, the knives were of a common sort, and the forks of steel.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
The damask was even more spotless than it had seemed through the window, and the crystal more sparkling.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Yet I have two footmen in handsome liveries behind my Coach, and my apartment is hung with damask.
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