Damascene Definition

dămə-sēn, dămə-sēn
damascened, damascenes, damascening
To decorate (iron, steel, etc.) with wavy markings or with inlaid patterns of gold or silver.
Webster's New World
Metalwork decorated with wavy patterns of inlay or etching.
American Heritage
A person born or living in Damascus.
Webster's New World
Fabric having a wavy pattern; moiré.
American Heritage
Damascened work.
Webster's New World
A small plum.
Webster's New World
Of Damascus or its people or culture.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to damascening.
American Heritage
Of damascening or damask.
Webster's New World

Origin of Damascene

  • French damasquiner from damasquin of Damascus from Latin Damascēnus from Greek Damaskēnos from Damaskos Damascus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin Damascenus (“of Damascus”).

    From Wiktionary

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