Damask-rose definition

A rose (Rosa damascena) native to Asia that has fragrant red or pink flowers and is used as a source of attar.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
damask-rose
Plural:
damask roses

Origin of damask-rose

  • From Middle English Damask Damascus damask

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