noun at·tar \ˈa-tər, ˈa-ˌtär\

Definition of ATTAR

:  a fragrant essential oil (as from rose petals); also :  fragrance

Variants of ATTAR

at·tar also ot·to \ˈä-(ˌ)tō\

Examples of ATTAR

  1. <exuding the attar of jasmine, the beautifully bejeweled woman set off for the ball>

Origin of ATTAR

Persian ʽaṭir perfumed, from Arabic, from ʽiṭr perfume
First Known Use: 1798

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biographical name ʽAt·tār \ˈa-tər, -ˌtär\

Definition of ʽATTĀR

Farīd od-Dīn Mohammad ebn Ebrāhīm ca 1142–ca 1220 Pers. mystical poet


noun at·tar \ˈat-ər, ˈa-ˌtär\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ATTAR

:  a fragrant essential oil; especially :  attar of roses


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