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damask

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noun dam·ask \ˈda-məsk\

Simple Definition of damask

  • : a thick usually shiny cloth that has patterns woven into it

Full Definition of damask

  1. 1 :  a firm lustrous fabric (as of linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms

  2. 2 :  damascus steel; also :  the characteristic markings of this steel

  3. 3 :  a grayish red

Origin of damask

Middle English damaske, from Medieval Latin damascus, from Damascus


First Known Use: 14th century

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damask

adjective dam·ask

Definition of damask

  1. 1 :  made of or resembling damask

  2. 2 :  of the color damask



15th Century

First Known Use of damask

15th century

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