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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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