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- n. A fabric which is woven figured like damask
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Woven like damask.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Woven with a rich pattern, as of flowers: said of certain silks used for women's wear.
- In ceramics, applied to a decoration white on white—that is, painted in white enamel on a white ground, so that the pattern is relieved by only very slight differences of tint, and chiefly by the contrast of surfaces.
From French damassé, past participle of damasser ("to make (like) damask"), from damas ("damask"). (Wiktionary)