- a city in SW Iran.
Examples from the Web for shiraz
Shiraz Maher spoke to dozens of them inside Syria to find out.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 3-9, 2014
November 9, 2014
I may also just add, that we have finally arranged with our new schoolmaster from Shiraz.Journal of a Residence at Bagdad
Born in the canton of Baida in the province of Shiraz, he grew up at Wasit.Mystics and Saints of Islam
Shiraz displayed his teeth more plainly than ever in a sly smile.
"I'll do it," said Aunt Amanda, looking at Shiraz, whose eyes were still on her.
But Shiraz the Persian told us he would disenchant us, and he did.
- a city in SW Iran, at an altitude of 1585 m (5200 ft): an important Muslim cultural centre in the 14th century; university (1948); noted for fine carpets. Pop: 1 230 000 (2005 est)
- the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines
Word Origin and History for shiraz
wine made in the district of Shiraz, city in Persia, 1630s. As the name for a red wine made from a type of grape grown in the Rhône valley of France, it is recorded from 1908, from French syrah, the name apparently altered in English on mistaken notion that the grape was brought to Europe from the Middle East by Crusaders. The place name is said to be from Elamite sher "good" + raz "grape."