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damask

noun dam·ask \ ˈda-məsk \
Updated on: 27 Feb 2018

Definition of damask

1 : a firm lustrous fabric (as of linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms
2 : damascus steel; also : the characteristic markings of this steel
3 : a grayish red

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Origin and Etymology of damask

Middle English damaske, from Medieval Latin damascus, from Damascus

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damask

adjective

Definition of damask

1 : made of or resembling damask
2 : of the color damask

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First Known Use of damask

15th century

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Definition of damask for English Language Learners

  • : a thick usually shiny cloth that has patterns woven into it


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