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It may or may not have originated in Damascus, but the name of the damask rose a flower that traveled to Europe during the Middle Ages honors that Syrian city. The hue of the blossom lives on as a color name.
: a grayish red that is bluer than bois de rose, bluer, lighter, and stronger than blush rose, and bluer and deeper than Pompeian red or appleblossom