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dam•ask /ˈdæməsk/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
adj. [before a noun]
- Textilesa decoratively patterned, usually reversible fabric, used for tablecloths, curtains, etc.
- made of or resembling damask:a damask cloth.
(dam′əsk),USA pronunciation n.
- Textilesa reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns.
- Textilesnapery of this material.
- Also called dam′ask steel′. See Damascus steel.
- the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
- the pink color of the damask rose.
- made of or resembling damask:damask cloth.
- of the pink color of the damask rose.
- Metallurgyto damascene.
- Textilesto weave or adorn with elaborate design, as damask cloth.
- Medieval Latin damascus, named after Damascus where fabrics were first made
- Middle English damaske 1200–50
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
damask /ˈdæməsk/ n
- 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
- short for Damascus steel
- the wavy markings on such steel
- the greyish-pink colour of the damask rose
- (as adjective): damask wallpaper
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin damascus, from Damascus, where this fabric was originally made
another word for damascene
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