attar

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Borrowing from Persian عطر (atir, scent), from Arabic عِطْر (’atir, perfume).

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Particularly: "UK"

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attar (countable and uncountable, plural attars)

  1. an essential oil extracted from flowers
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter VIII, p. 125, [1]
      I bequeath to you my literary work. Useless though these might be commercially, they are the attar-drops distilled from the long and futile ebullience of my life.
  2. a perfume made from this oil

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