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Meaning of DAMASCENE

Pronunciation:  'damu`seen, 'damu`seen

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
  2. [n]  a native or inhabitant of Damascus
  3. [adj]  (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals; "a damascened sword"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Damascus or its people; "damascene city gates"
  5. [v]  inlay metal with gold and silver

DAMASCENE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: damascened, fancy
 See Also: capital of Syria, Damascus, design, figure, inlay, pattern, Syrian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dam"as*cene\, a. [L. Damascenus of Damascus, fr.
    Damascus the city, Gr. ?. See {Damask}, and cf. {Damaskeen},
    {Damaskin}, {Damson}.]
    Of or relating to Damascus.
  2. \Dam"as*cene\, n.
    A kind of plume, now called {damson}. See {Damson}.
  3. \Dam"as*cene\, v. t.
    Same as {Damask}, or {Damaskeen}, v. t. ``Damascened armor.''
    --Beaconsfield. ``Cast and damascened steel.'' --Ure.