Definition of attar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈatə/
(also otto)


A fragrant essential oil, typically made from rose petals: attar of roses
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  • More than 90 per cent of the rose attar produced in Bulgaria is exported to the US, France and Switzerland.
  • The valley of Taif in Western Saudi Arabia near Jeddah is famous the world over for its rose attar and water.
  • This is because they contain the same essential oils as attar of roses.


Late 17th century: via Persian from Arabic ‘iṭr 'perfume, essence'.

Words that rhyme with attar

batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter

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