attar

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noun at·tar \ ˈa-tər , ˈa-ˌtär \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of attar

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

Examples of attar in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of attar

Persian ʽaṭir perfumed, from Arabic, from ʽiṭr perfume

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attar

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noun at·tar \ ˈat-ər , ˈa-ˌtär \

medical Definition of attar

:a fragrant essential oil; especially :attar of roses


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