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Damascene

[dam-uh-seen, dam-uh-seen] /ˈdæm əˌsin, ˌdæm əˈsin/
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] /ˈdæm əˌskin, ˌdæm əˈskin/ (Show IPA)
. to produce wavy lines on (Damascus steel).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin Damascēnus of Damascus < Greek Damaskēnós, equivalent to Damask(ós) Damascus + -ēnos -ene
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damascene

/ˈdæməˌsiːn; ˌdæməˈsiːn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to ornament (metal, esp steel) by etching or by inlaying, usually with gold or silver
noun
2.
a design or article produced by this process
adjective
3.
of or relating to this process
Word Origin
C14: from Latin damascēnus of Damascus

Damascene

/ˈdæməˌsiːn; ˌdæməˈsiːn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Damascus
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Damascus
3.
a variety of domestic fancy pigeon with silvery plumage
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