Damascene

Damascene

[dam-uh-seen, dam-uh-seen]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the city of Damascus.
2.
(lowercase) of or pertaining to the art of damascening.
noun
3.
an inhabitant of Damascus.
4.
(lowercase) work or patterns produced by damascening.
verb (used with object), Damascened, Damascening.
5.
(lowercase) . Also, damaskeen [dam-uh-skeen, dam-uh-skeen] . to produce wavy lines on (Damascus steel).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Damascēnus of Damascus < Greek Damaskēnós, equivalent to Damask(ós) Damascus + -ēnos -ene

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damascene (ˈdæməˌsiːn, ˌdæməˈsiːn)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to ornament (metal, esp steel) by etching or by inlaying, usually with gold or silver
 
n
2.  a design or article produced by this process
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this process
 
[C14: from Latin damascēnus of Damascus]

Damascene (ˈdæməˌsiːn, ˌdæməˈsiːn)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Damascus
 
n
2.  a native or inhabitant of Damascus
3.  a variety of domestic fancy pigeon with silvery plumage

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