Damask

Definition of Damask

Dam´ask   Pronunciation: dăm´ask
n.1.Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of flowers and the like.
2.Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of color.
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.
a.1.Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus; resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
2.Having the color of the damask rose.
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek.
- 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 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steel of the kind originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines; especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; - formerly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.
- Bacon.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Damasked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Damasking.]
Mingled metal damasked o'er with gold.
- Dryde .
On the soft, downy bank, damasked with flowers.
- Milton.

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