A fragrant essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers: attar of roses. (noun)
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Use "attar" in a sentence
"Yet here were beautiful Gûlistan roses (the exquisitely sweet little rose from which the attar is made), and English mignonette, and sweet-scented verbena and jasmine."
"The valuable article of commerce known as attar of roses is made here in the following manner: -- On 40 pounds of roses are poured 60 pounds of water, and they are then distilled over a slow fire, and 30 pounds of rose water obtained."
"This year it is Rosenthal -- valley of roses -- and sweet as their attar is his spell."