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[is-puh-hahn, is-puh-hahn]
  1. Isfahan.
  2. a Persian rug characterized by hand-tied knots and ornamented with floral and animal patterns, usually on a deep red, blue, or green background.
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Origin of Ispahan

First recorded in 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ispahan

Historical Examples

  • But this is clear now, that a long stay at Ispahan I must give up.

    Journal of a Residence at Bagdad

    Anthony Groves

  • What became of them under the standard of Mahmood after the victory of Ispahan?

    Les Parsis

    D. Menant

  • Named from Seen, a village near Ispahan; where the variety was procured.

  • Has a child of Ispahan (for such you are by your accent) been taken in by a Turk?

  • Herat or Ispahan—intricate, stately design on claret ground.

    Expository Writing

    Mervin James Curl