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 for Damask
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damask \Dam"ask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damasked; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Damasking.]
     To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to
     Damascus; particularly:
     (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk;
     (b) with inlaid lines of gold, etc., or with a peculiar
         marking or "water," as metal. See Damaskeen.
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               Mingled metal damasked o'er with gold. --Dryde?.
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               On the soft, downy bank, damasked with flowers.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damask \Dam"ask\ (d[a^]m"ask), n. [From the city Damascus, L.
     Damascus, Gr. Damasko`s, Heb. Dammesq, Ar. Daemeshq; cf. Heb.
     d'meseq damask; cf. It. damasco, Sp. damasco, F. damas. Cf.
     Damascene, Damass['e].]
     1. Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate pattern of
        flowers and the like. "A bed of ancient damask." --W.
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     2. Linen so woven that a pattern in produced by the different
        directions of the thread, without contrast of color.
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     3. A heavy woolen or worsted stuff with a pattern woven in
        the same way as the linen damask; -- made for furniture
        covering and hangings.
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     4. Damask or Damascus steel; also, the peculiar markings or
        "water" of such steel.
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     5. A deep pink or rose color. --Fairfax.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damask \Dam"ask\, a.
     1. Pertaining to, or originating at, the city of Damascus;
        resembling the products or manufactures of Damascus.
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     2. Having the color of the damask rose.
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              But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
              Feed on her damask cheek.             --Shak.
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     Damask color, a deep rose-color like that of the damask
     Damask plum, a small dark-colored plum, generally called
     Damask rose (Bot.), a large, pink, hardy, and very fragrant
        variety of rose ({Rosa damascena) from Damascus. "Damask
        roses have not been known in England above one hundred
        years." --Bacon.
     Damask steel, or Damascus steel, steel of the kind
        originally made at Damascus, famous for its hardness, and
        its beautiful texture, ornamented with waving lines;
        especially, that which is inlaid with damaskeening; --
        formerly much valued for sword blades, from its great
        flexibility and tenacity.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a woven pattern; "damask table linens"
      n 1: a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
      2: a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible
         pattern woven into it

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