damask rose


Definition of damask rose

: a hardy rose (Rosa damascena) widely introduced from Asia Minor and having large fragrant pink or white flowers that are the major source of attar of roses

Examples of damask rose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by the Mamonde Garden in Seoul, South Korea, these products are all infused with floral essences, including damask rose for its soothing properties, hibiscus for moisture, and narcissus for replenishing the skin. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "You Can Now Buy Mamonde’s Flower-Infused K-beauty Products at Ulta," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of damask rose

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for damask rose

obsolete Damask of Damascus, from obsolete Damask Damascus

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“Damask rose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damask%20rose. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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