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damask rose, 
  • Plant Biologya fragrant, pink rose, Rosa damascena.
    • 1530–40


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    damask rose n
    1. a rose, Rosa damascena, native to Asia and cultivated for its pink or red fragrant flowers, which are used to make the perfume attar
    Etymology: 16th Century: from Medieval Latin rosa damascēna rose of Damascus



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