an essential oil or perfume made from the petals of flowers, esp. of damask roses (attar of roses)
Origin of attarPersian ?atar, fragrance from Arabic ?u??r, ?o??r, plural of ?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 &ayin;&tlowdot;r
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”).