- a fragrant, pink rose, Rosa damascena.
Origin of damask rose
First recorded in 1530–40
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Thou eating canker-worm, that preyest upon the opening bud, and turnest the damask-rose into livid yellowness!Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)
- a rose, Rosa damascena, native to Asia and cultivated for its pink or red fragrant flowers, which are used to make the perfume attar
C16: from Medieval Latin rosa damascēna rose of Damascus