A rose (Rosa damascena) native to Asia that has fragrant red or pink flowers and is used as a source of attar.
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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of damask-rose
- From Middle English Damask Damascus damask
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition