damask definition by Webster's New World
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- a durable, lustrous, reversible fabric as of silk or linen, in figured weave, used for table linen, upholstery, etc.
- Damascus steel
- the wavy markings of such steel
- deep pink or rose
Origin: Italian damasco, after Classical Latin Damascus (the city)
- Obsolete of or from Damascus
- made of damask
- like damask
- deep-pink or rose
- to ornament with flowered designs or wavy lines
- to make deep-pink or rose
damask definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool.
- A fine, twilled table linen.
- Damascus steel.
- The wavy pattern on Damascus steel.
- To damascene.
- To decorate or weave with rich patterns.
Origin: Middle English, Damascus, damask, from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos.
- damˈask adjective