Sunday, 6 May 2012

Entry: attar (n.)


In context: "He wouldn't learn till later that the almost pungently clean line-dried-laundry scent that hung about her was a special low-pH dandelion attar decocted by her chemist Daddy in Shiny Prize KY."

DefinitionA very fragrant, volatile, essential oil obtained from the petals of the rose; fragrant essence (of roses).

Other: I'm basically relieved to find out that Shiny Prize KY is an invented locale.

SNOOT score: 1


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Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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