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 (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.


 (ăt′ər) also ot·tar (ŏt′ər) or ot·to (ŏt′ō)
A fragrant essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers: attar of roses.

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


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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]


(ˈæt ər)

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


- 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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Alec for the oatmeal diet when she saw a lovely ivory workbox; became resigned to the state of her belt when she found a pile of rainbow-coloured sashes; and when she came to some distractingly pretty bottles of attar of rose, she felt that they almost atoned for the great sin of thinking Phebe the finer girl of the two.
Phebe sniffed attar of rose, crunched the "Lump of Delight" tucked into her mouth, and stared with all her eyes at little Morgiana prancing about the room like a brilliant paroquet.
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And further they are likely to have a bad effect on those who hear them; for everybody will begin to excuse his own vices when he is convinced that similar wickednesses are always being perpetrated by-- The kindred of the gods, the relatives of Zeus, whose ancestral altar, the attar of Zeus, is aloft in air on the peak of Ida, and who have the blood of deities yet flowing in their veins.
Talk about your attar o' roses an' cologne factories
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The government estimated that 100 girls were mutilated based on Fakhruddin Attar telling investigators that Nagarwala treated girls at the clinic for "problems with their genitals" five or six times a year.