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attar

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noun at·tar \ˈa-tər, ˈa-ˌtär\

Definition of attar

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



Examples of attar

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



Variants of attar

also ot·to play \ˈä-(ˌ)tō\

Origin of attar

Persian ʽaṭir perfumed, from Arabic, from ʽiṭr perfume


First Known Use: 1798

Other Biochemistry Terms


ʽAttār

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

Definition of ʽAttār

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




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attar

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noun at·tar \ˈat-ər, ˈa-ˌtär\

Medical Definition of attar

  1. :  a fragrant essential oil; especially :  attar of roses




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