- 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 of damaskItalian damasco, after Classical Latin Damascus (the city)
- Obs. 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
- A rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool.
- A fine, twilled table linen.
- Damascus steel.
- The wavy pattern on Damascus steel.
transitive verbdam·asked, dam·ask·ing, dam·asks
- To damascene.
- To decorate or weave with rich patterns.
Origin of damaskMiddle English, Damascus, damask, from Latin Damascus, from Greek Damaskos.
(comparative more Damask, superlative most Damask)
- Relating to, or originating at, the city of Damascus.