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damascene

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noun dam·a·scene \ˈda-mə-ˌsēn, ˌda-mə-ˈ\

Definition of damascene

  1. 1 capitalized :  a native or inhabitant of Damascus

  2. 2 :  the characteristic markings of Damascus steel

14th Century

First Known Use of damascene

14th century


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damascene

adjective dam·a·scene

Definition of damascene

  1. 1 capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Damascus or the Damascenes

  2. 2 :  of or relating to damask or the art of damascening

14th Century

First Known Use of damascene

14th century


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damascene

verb dam·a·scene

Definition of damascene

damascened

damascening

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to ornament (as iron or steel) with wavy patterns like those of watered silk or with inlaid work of precious metals

Origin and Etymology of damascene

Middle French damasquiner, from damasquin of Damascus


First Known Use: 1585


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