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


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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