damascene

noun
dam·​a·​scene | \ ˈda-mə-ˌsēn How to pronounce damascene (audio) , ˌda-mə-ˈsēn\

Definition of damascene

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 capitalized : a native or inhabitant of Damascus
2 : the characteristic markings of Damascus steel

damascene

adjective

Definition of damascene (Entry 2 of 3)

1 capitalized : of, relating to, or characteristic of Damascus or the Damascenes
2 : of or relating to damask or the art of damascening

damascene

verb
damascened; damascening

Definition of damascene (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to ornament (something, such as iron or steel) with wavy patterns like those of watered silk or with inlaid work of precious metals

First Known Use of damascene

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1585, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for damascene

Verb

Middle French damasquiner, from damasquin of Damascus

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