Damascene definition

dămə-sēn, dămə-sēn
To decorate (metal) with wavy patterns of inlay or etching.
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Metalwork decorated with wavy patterns of inlay or etching.
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A person born or living in Damascus.
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Damascened work.
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To decorate (iron, steel, etc.) with wavy markings or with inlaid patterns of gold or silver.
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To decorate (metalwork) with a peculiar marking or water produced in the process of manufacture, or with designs produced by inlaying or encrusting with another metal, such as silver or gold, or by etching, etc.; to damask.
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Fabric having a wavy pattern; moiré.
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Of or relating to damascening.
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Of or relating to damask.
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Of Damascus or its people or culture.
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Of damascening or damask.
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A small plum.
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Archaic form of damson.
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Of or relating to Damascus.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of damascene - damaskeen, damasken

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