damascene


1dam·a·scene

noun \ˈda-mə-ˌsēn, ˌda-mə-ˈ\

Definition of DAMASCENE

1
capitalized :  a native or inhabitant of Damascus
2
:  the characteristic markings of Damascus steel

First Known Use of DAMASCENE

14th century

2damascene

adjective

Definition of DAMASCENE

1
capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Damascus or the Damascenes
2
:  of or relating to damask or the art of damascening

First Known Use of DAMASCENE

14th century

3damascene

transitive verb
damasceneddamascen·ing

Definition of DAMASCENE

:  to ornament (as iron or steel) with wavy patterns like those of watered silk or with inlaid work of precious metals

Origin of DAMASCENE

Middle French damasquiner, from damasquin of Damascus
First Known Use: 1585

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