at·​tar | \ ˈa-tər How to pronounce attar (audio) , ˈa-ˌtär How to pronounce attar (audio) \
variants: or less commonly \ ˈä-​(ˌ)tō How to pronounce otto (audio) \

Definition of attar

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

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Examples of attar in a Sentence

exuding the attar of jasmine, the beautifully bejeweled woman set off for the ball

First Known Use of attar

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for attar

Persian ʽaṭir perfumed, from Arabic, from ʽiṭr perfume

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The first known use of attar was in 1790

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“Attar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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at·​tar | \ ˈat-ər How to pronounce attar (audio) , ˈa-ˌtär How to pronounce attar (audio) \

Medical Definition of attar

: a fragrant essential oil especially : attar of roses

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