damask rose definition by Webster's New World
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a very fragrant cultivated rose (Rosa damascena), with clusters of white to red flowers, important as a source of attar of roses: an ancestor of hybrid roses
damask rose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A rose (Rosa damascena) native to Asia that has fragrant red or pink flowers and is used as a source of attar.
Origin: From Middle English Damask, Damascus; see damask.