from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rose (Rosa damascena) native to Asia that has fragrant red or pink flowers and is used as a source of attar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant variety of rose (Rosa damascena) from Damascus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large hardy very fragrant pink rose; cultivated in Asia Minor as source of attar of roses; parent of many hybrids
From Middle English Damask, Damascus; see damask.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)