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)


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