Damask rose
Damask Dam"ask, a. 1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the color of the damask rose. [1913 Webster]

But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Damask color}, a deep rose-color like that of the damask rose.

{Damask plum}, a small dark-colored plum, generally called {damson}.

{Damask rose} (Bot.), a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant variety of rose ({Rosa damascena}) from Damascus. ``Damask roses have not been known in England above one hundred years.'' --Bacon.

{Damask steel}, or {Damascus steel}, steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; -- formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great flexibility and tenacity. [1913 Webster]


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