Shiraz

[ shi-rahz ]
/ ʃɪˈrɑz /

noun

a city in SW Iran.

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British Dictionary definitions for Shiraz (1 of 2)

Shiraz1
/ (ʃɪəˈrɑːz) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for Shiraz (2 of 2)

Shiraz2
/ (ʃɪəˈrɑːz) /

noun

the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines

Word Origin for Shiraz

from Shiraz 1, where the wine supposedly originated
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