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At·tar(ăt′ər, ə-tär′) Full name Farid ad-Din Attar. Died c. 1229.
Persian poet and mystic whose masterpiece, Conference of the Birds, is an allegorical survey of Sufism.
at·tar(ăt′ər) also ot·tar (ŏt′ər) or ot·to (ŏt′ō)
A fragrant essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers: attar of roses.
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(Elements & Compounds) an essential oil from flowers, esp the damask rose, used pure or as a base for perfume: attar of roses.
[C18: from Persian `atir perfumed, from `itr perfume, from Arabic]
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a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals.
[1790–1800; short for Persian 'atar-gūl attar of roses]
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attar- A flower's essence, used for perfume.
See also related terms for perfume.
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|Noun||1.||attar - essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers|
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
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