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DAM'ASK, noun

1. A silk stuff, having some parts raised above the ground, representing flowers and other figures; originally from Damascus.

2. A kind of wrought linen, made in Flanders, in imitation of damask silks.

3. Red color, from the damask-rose.

Damask-steel, is a fine steel from the Levant, chiefly from Damascus, used for sword and cutlas blades.

DAM'ASK, verb transitive

1. To form flowers on stuffs; also, to variegate; to diversify; as, a bank damasked with flowers.

2. To adorn steel-work with figures. [See Damaskeen]