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[kir-mahn, ker-] /kɪrˈmɑn, kər-/
a Persian rug marked by ornate flowing designs and light, muted colors.
Also called Kirmanshah
[kir-mahn-shah, -shaw, ker-, kir-mahn-shah, -shaw, kur-] /kɪrˌmɑnˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ, kər-, ˌkɪr mɑnˈʃɑ, -ˈʃɔ, ˌkɜr-/ (Show IPA),
Origin of Kirman
First recorded in 1875-80; named after Kerman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They wandered to and fro to the east of Persia in the district now called Kirman.

  • Kirman rugs, made in the province of Irak-Ajemi, frequently have a medallion in the centre, entwined with flowers.

  • Most of their stuffs are manufactured at Kirman, a large town on the south coast of Persia, where there are several of this sect.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • At present there are four in Yezd itself, eighteen in the neighbouring village, and one at Kirman.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • His prolonged stay in Kirman was largely spent among the Bahais.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • "It's a genuine Persian—a Kirman, you know; and I'm so proud of it," she added, turning to the others.

    Miss Billy's Decision Eleanor H. Porter
  • He eventually reached Kirman, and passed on by the regular trade route to Ispahan.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • But for the horrors of child labor in the carpet trade we must turn to the factories of Kirman.

    The Child in the Midst Mary Schauffler Labaree
  • It appears to have comprehended the coast-line of the modern Laristan, Kirman, and Moghostan.

  • Four revolutions contributed to the destruction of the Zoroastrian population of Kirman.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
British Dictionary definitions for Kirman


noun (pl) -mans
a Persian carpet or rug
Word Origin
named after Kerman, Iran
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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