an essential oil or perfume made from the petals of flowers, esp. of damask roses (attar of roses)
Origin of attarPersian uncertain or unknown; perhaps atar, fragrance ; from Arabic uncertain or unknown; perhaps u??r, uncertain or unknown; perhaps o??r, plural of uncertain or unknown; perhaps i?r, perfume
also ot·tar or ot·to
A fragrant essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers: attar of roses.
Origin of attarPersian ‘a&tlowdot;ir, perfumed, from Arabic, aromatic; see &ayin;&tlowdot;r in Semitic roots.
Full name Farid ad-Din Attar. Died c. 1229.
Persian poet and mystic whose masterpiece, Conference of the Birds, is an allegorical survey of Sufism.
From Persian عطر (’atir, “scent”), from عطر (ʕiṭr, “perfume”).