- 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
Examples from the Web for damasked
Historical Examples of damasked
To each floating cup, tawny or damasked, white or deepest cramoisy, the Rector called their attention.Plashers Mead
Light lashed the polished wooden newels of a great bed on which sat swirls of silk, damasked satin, brocade.The Jewels of Aptor
Samuel R. Delany
To each floating cup, tawny or damasked white or deepest cramoisy, the Rector called their attention.Guy and Pauline
In other places the rock was damasked like a Saracen buckler, or engraved like a Florentine vase.Toilers of the Sea
Strolling outside the damasked tabernacle, I saw some servants who were preparing beverages and refreshments with a mighty bustle.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first
Count Carlo Gozzi
- 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.