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Meaning of damask

dam•ask

Pronunciation: (dam'usk), [key]
— n.
  1. a reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns.
  2. napery of this material.
    1. Also calleddam&prim;ask steel&prim;.SeeDamascus steel.
    2. the pattern or wavy appearance peculiar to the surface of such steel.
  3. the pink color of the damask rose.
—adj.
  1. made of or resembling damask: damask cloth.
  2. of the pink color of the damask rose.
—v.t.
  1. to damascene.
  2. to weave or adorn with elaborate design, as damask cloth.
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