damask

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From Damascus, where the fabric was originally made.

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damask (plural damasks)

  1. An ornate silk fabric originating from Damascus.
    True damasks are pure silk.
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
      [] but what struck Tom's fancy most was a strange, grim-looking, high backed chair, carved in the most fantastic manner, with a flowered damask cushion, and the round knobs at the bottom of the legs carefully tied up in red cloth, as if it had got the gout in its toes.
  2. Linen so woven that a pattern is produced by the different directions of the thread, without contrast of colour.
  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.
    • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, Ch.I:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  4. Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or "water" of such steel.
  5. A damask rose, Rosa × damascena.
  6. A grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.
    damask colour:    

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damask (comparative more damask, superlative most damask)

  1. Of a grayish-pink color, like that of the damask rose.

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damask (third-person singular simple present damasks, present participle damasking, simple past and past participle damasked)

  1. To decorate or weave in damascene patterns

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian damasco (damask).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /damask/, [ˈd̥amasɡ̊]

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damask n (singular definite damasket, not used in plural form)

  1. damask

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damask c

  1. spat, gaiter

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