Definition of Attar

1. Noun. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.

Exact synonyms: Atar, Athar, Ottar
Generic synonyms: Essential Oil, Volatile Oil
Specialized synonyms: Attar Of Roses, Rose Oil



Definition of Attar

1. n. A fragrant essential oil; esp., a volatile and highly fragrant essential oil obtained from the petals of roses.

Definition of Attar

1. Noun. an essential oil extracted from flowers ¹

2. Noun. a perfume made from this oil ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attar

1. a fragrant oil [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Attar

attains
attaint
attainted
attainting
attaints
attainture
attaintures
attakolite
attal
attame
attamed
attap
attaps
attapulgite
attapulgites
attar (current term)
attar of rose
attar of roses
attars
attask
attasked
attasking
attasks
attaskt
attaste
attasted
attastes
attasting
atteint
attemper

Literary usage of Attar

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"attar OF ROSE. BY DR. R. BAUR, OF CONSTANTINOPLE. attar of rose, or rose-oil, is the volatile oil obtained on the southern slopes of the Balkan by ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1869)
"Pure attar of rose, carefully distilled, is at first colorless, ... Pure attar of rose, once distilled, solidifies at a temperature of from 11° C. to 16° C. ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1835)
"If, however, attar of roses be the thing here spoken of, great historical results may be derived. Cashmer had formerly its own kings, which also its annals ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1868)
"Geranium oil is mixed with attar in almost any proportion, from a few parts per ... Thus it will be seen that the business of adulterating attar is somewhat ..."

5. Persian Portraits: A Sketch of Persian History, Literature and Politics by Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnot (1887)
"Shaikh Farid-uddin attar, surnamed Muhammad Ibrahim, was a druggist and dealer in perfumes, from which he took his poetical name, and only abandoned his ..."

6. Pictures from the Balkans by John Foster Fraser (1906)
"LADIES who are fond of the most precious of perfumes, attar of roses, will find, if they have the best attar, ..."

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