a a reversible fabric, usually silk or linen, with a pattern woven into it. It is used for table linen, curtains, etc.
b table linen made from this
c (as modifier)
a damask tablecloth
2 short for →
3 the wavy markings on such steel
a the greyish-pink colour of the damask rose
b (as adj.)
5 tr another word for →
1 (C14: from Medieval Latin damascus, from Damascus, where this fabric was originally made)
n a rose, Rosa damascena, native to Asia and cultivated for its pink or red fragrant flowers, which are used to make the perfume attar
(C16: from Medieval Latin rosa damascena rose of Damascus)
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