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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest-central Iran south-southeast of Tehran. It has long been an important commercial center noted for its carpets and metalworks. The ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby. Population: 1,230,000.
  • n. See Syrah.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in southern Iran, near the remains of Persepolis
  • n. A variety of black grape used to make wine
  • n. A wine made from these grapes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of Persian wine; -- so called from the place whence it is brought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wine produced in the neighborhood of Shiraz in Persia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby

Etymologies

Alteration of French syrah (influenced by Shiraz 1, from the belief that it was brought to Europe from Iran during the Crusades).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Persian شیراز (širâz) (Wiktionary)

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