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Also, atar, athar, ottar, otto. a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals.
Also called attar of roses. .
Contemporary Examples

Ten-year-old Yasmine al attar stares at me from under her dark curled bangs.
Israel Is Minting the Next Generation of Hate Jesse Rosenfeld July 29, 2014

Historical Examples

They come out to worship at the shrine of the sweet-souled, God-absorbed Rabia of attar.
The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani

Kazanlik, noted also for rugs, is the great market for attar.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

I know now what my writing lacks—the attar that gained him his royal entrance.
The Little Colonel’s Knight Comes Riding Annie Fellows Johnston

The air was heavy with sandalwood, and attar of rose, and incense.
A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas

After allowing for this error Zenoleum appeared as harmless and meaningless as would the attar of Roses.
The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings

Where had he heard of attar of roses combined with—with what?
Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming

Besides it is fabulously dear, something like attar of roses at so much a drop.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, January 19, 1895 Various

It will then yield a perfume little inferior to attar of roses.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale

Two are traceable exclusively to the influence of the Mantik ut-tair of Ferid ud din attar.
The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam

an essential oil from flowers, esp the damask rose, used pure or as a base for perfume: attar of roses

1798, from Persian ‘atar-gul “essence of roses,” from ‘atar “fragrance,” from Arabic ‘utur “perfumes, aromas.”


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