attar

play
noun at·tar \ˈa-tər, ˈa-ˌtär\
variants: or less commonly

play \ˈä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of attar

  1. :  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

Other Biochemistry Terms


ʽAttār

play
biographical name ʽAt·tār \ˈa-tər, -ˌtär\

Definition of ʽAttār

  1. Farīd od-Dīn Mohammad ebn Ebrāhīm circa 1142–circa 1220 Persian mystical poet


Medical Dictionary

attar

play play
noun at·tar \ˈat-ər, ˈa-ˌtär\

Medical Definition of attar

  1. :  a fragrant essential oil; especially :  attar of roses



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up attar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

set in a bent position

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!