of or pertaining to the city of Damascus.
2. ( lowercase )
of or pertaining to the art
an inhabitant of Damascus.
( lowercase ) work or patterns produced by damascening.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English
< Latin Damascēnus
of Damascus < Greek Damaskēnós,
equivalent to Damask
+ -ēnos -ene
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