Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rose (Rosa damascena) native to Asia that has fragrant red or pink flowers and is used as a source of attar.

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  • noun large hardy very fragrant pink rose; cultivated in Asia Minor as source of attar of roses; parent of many hybrids

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Middle English Damask, Damascus; see damask.]

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