Definitions for damasceneˈdæm əˌsin
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Dam•a•sceneˈdæm əˌsin(adj.; n.; v.)-scened, -scen•ing.
(adj.)of or pertaining to the city of Damascus.
(l.c.) of or pertaining to the art of damascening.
(n.)an inhabitant of Damascus.
(l.c.) work or patterns produced by damascening.
Ref: Also, damaskeen.
Origin of Damascene:
1350–1400; ME < L Damascēnus of Damascus < Gk Damaskēnós
a native or inhabitant of Damascus
a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
of or relating to or characteristic of Damascus or its people
"damascene city gates"
(of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals
"a damascened sword"
inlay metal with gold and silver
inlaid with silver or gold
of or relating to Damascus
a kind of plume, now called damson. See Damson
same as Damask, or Damaskeen, v. t.
The Damascene is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding. Damascenes, along with other varieties of domesticated pigeons, are all descendants from the Rock Pigeon. The breed is thought to have originated in Damascus, Syria and hence its name.
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