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damask rose



a fragrant, pink rose, Rosa damascena.


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Nearby words

damascening, damascenus, damascus, damascus steel, damask, damask rose, damastes, damasus i, damasus i, saint, damasus ii, dame

Origin of damask rose

First recorded in 1530–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for damask rose

  • Thou eating canker-worm, that preyest upon the opening bud, and turnest the damask-rose into livid yellowness!

    Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for damask rose

damask rose


a rose, Rosa damascena, native to Asia and cultivated for its pink or red fragrant flowers, which are used to make the perfume attar

Word Origin for damask rose

C16: from Medieval Latin rosa damascēna rose of Damascus
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