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damask rose

a fragrant, pink rose, Rosa damascena.
Origin of damask rose
1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Thou eating canker-worm, that preyest upon the opening bud, and turnest the damask-rose into livid yellowness!

    Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for damask-rose

damask rose

a rose, Rosa damascena, native to Asia and cultivated for its pink or red fragrant flowers, which are used to make the perfume attar
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin rosa damascēna rose of Damascus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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