dam|ask


dam|ask
dam|ask «DAM uhsk», noun, adjective, verb.
–n.
1. a firm, shiny, reversible linen, silk, or cotton fabric with woven designs: »

hangings of damask.

2. a linen material of this type used especially for tablecloths and napkins: »

Spotless damask covered the table.

3. a) a rose color; pink. b) = damask rose. (Cf.damask rose)
4. a) = Damascus steel. (Cf.Damascus steel) b) any damascened metal.
–adj.
1. made of damask: »

damask tablecloths.

2. rose-colored; pink: »

damask cheeks.

3. of or named after the city of Damascus: »

the damask plum, damask rose.

–v.t.
1. = damascene. (Cf.damascene)
2. to weave with the design of damask fabric.
3. to deface or destroy by stamping or marking: »

to damask seditious books.

[< Latin Damascus < Greek Damaskós]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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