What does the word damask mean?

Usage examples for damask

  1. With returned consciousness to McElroy, there came back to the little maid much of her damask beauty. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  2. Man in a white cravat showed us to a pew; floor covered with carpet, and seat covered with damask, with little stools to kneel down upon. – Doesticks, What He Says by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
  3. The lovely Fanny, the queen, as it seemed, of the day, was capricious enough to wish to gather for herself a blooming branch; a thorn pricked her, and a stream, as bright as if from damask roses, flowed over her delicate hand. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso