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Damascene definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DAM'ASCENE, n.
1. A particular kind of plum, now pronounced damson, which see.
2. It may be locally applied to other species of plums.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 14th century 1. capitalized a native or inhabitant of Damascus 2. the characteristic markings of Damascus steel II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. capitalized of, relating to, or characteristic of Damascus or the Damascenes 2. of or relating to damask or the art of damascening III. transitive verb (-scened; -scening) Etymology: Middle French damasquiner, from damasquin of Damascus Date: 1585 to ornament (as iron or steel) with wavy patterns like those of watered silk or with inlaid work of precious metals

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v., n., & adj. --v.tr. decorate (metal, esp. iron or steel) by etching or inlaying esp. with gold or silver, or with a watered pattern produced in welding. --n. a design or article produced in this way. --adj. of, relating to, or produced by this process. Etymology: Damascene of Damascus, f. L Damascenus f. Gk Damaskenos

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Damascene 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Damascene Dam"as*cene, n. A kind of plume, now called damson. See Damson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Damascene Dam"as*cene, v. t. Same as Damask, or Damaskeen, v. t. ``Damascened armor.'' --Beaconsfield. ``Cast and damascened steel.'' --Ure.



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