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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)
n.
A fragrant essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers: attar of roses.

[Persian 'aṭir, perfumed, from Arabic, aromatic; see ʕṭr in Semitic roots.]

attar

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otto

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ottar

n
(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]

at•tar

(ˈæt ər)

n.
a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals.
[1790–1800; short for Persian 'atar-gūl attar of roses]

attar

- A flower's essence, used for perfume.
See also related terms for perfume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attar - essential oil or perfume obtained from flowersattar - 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
attar of roses, rose oil - a volatile fragrant oil obtained from fresh roses by steam distillation
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The empire (or what wanted to be one) sent Prince Otto of Grossenmark to rule the place in the Imperial interests.
Indeed, it is by no means certain that the occupation would ever have been successful had not one of the three brothers, Paul, despicably, but very decisively declined to abide these things any longer, and, by surrendering all the secrets of the insurrection, ensured its overthrow and his own ultimate promotion to the post of chamberlain to Prince Otto.
The populace had been supposed to be disarmed ever since the suppression of the revolt, but Otto now insisted, as governments very seldom insist, on an absolute and literal disarmament.
An intelligent young German, Count Otto Vogelstein, hardly knew a few years ago whether to condemn this custom or approve it.
It affected him indeed as all right that he should be Count Otto Vogelstein; this appeared even rather a flippant mode of disposing of the fact.
There it was his mortal mischance to encounter Otto Frank, a striker who drove from the same stable.
Beyond passive sentimental pity for Henderson's wife and children, she gave them no thought, her chief concern being for Otto Frank and Otto Frank's wife and children--herself and Mrs.
Jake got on the front seat with Otto Fuchs, and I rode on the straw in the bottom of the wagon-box, covered up with a buffalo hide.
They kept on, therefore, With renewed spirit, and at the end of three days met with an Otto Indian, by whom they were confirmed in their conjecture.
The Otto conducted the travellers to his village, situated a short distance from the banks of the Platte.
There ain't no boy here 'cep' me sence Otto went overboard - an' he was only a Dutchy, an' twenty year old at that.
There's a heap as you can do, for Otto he went overboard on Le Have.