3. A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in the same way as the linen damask; made
for furniture covering and hangings.
4. Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.
5. A deep pink or rose color. Fairfax.
1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of
2. Having the color of the damask rose.
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,Shak. 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 Damask steel, or Damascus steel, steel of the kind originally made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
Feed on her damask cheek.
(Dam"ask), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damasked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Damasking.] To decorate in a
way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as
silk; (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar marking or "water," as metal. See Damaskeen.
Mingled metal damasked o'er with gold.Dryde.
On the soft, downy bank, damasked with flowers.Milton.
(Dam"as*keen` Dam"as*ken) v. t. [F. damaschinare. See Damascene, v.] To decorate,
as iron, steel, etc., with a peculiar marking or "water" produced in the process of manufacture, or with
designs produced by inlaying or incrusting with another metal, as silver or gold, or by etching, etc., to
Damaskeening is is partly mosaic work, partly engraving, and partly carving.Ure.
(Dam"as*kin) n. [Cf. F. damasquin, adj., It. damaschino, Sp. damasquino. See Damaskeen.]
A sword of Damask steel.
No old Toledo blades or damaskins.Howell
(Da*mas*sé") a. [F. damassé, fr. damas. See Damask.] Woven like damask. n. A damassé
fabric, esp. one of linen.
(Dam"as*sin) n. [F., fr. damas. See Damask.] A kind of modified damask or brocade.
(Dam"bo*nite) n. [Cf. F. dambonite.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, sugary substance obtained
from an African caoutchouc.
(Dam"bose) n. (Chem.) A crystalline variety of fruit sugar obtained from dambonite.
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