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Shiraz

[ shi-rahz ]

noun

  1. a city in SW Iran.


Shiraz

1

/ ʃɪəˈrɑːz /

noun

  1. 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)


Shiraz

2

/ ʃɪəˈrɑːz /

noun

  1. the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Shiraz1

from Shiraz 1, where the wine supposedly originated
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Example Sentences

Shiraz Maher spoke to dozens of them inside Syria to find out.

The segments of the corolla are pointed but on some varieties unequal, particularly that of Shiraz tobacco.

In Persia tobacco is cultivated near Shiraz, which gives name to the variety.

Of the varieties supplied, the Shiraz, Havana, and Maryland attracted most attention and promised the best results.

Shiraz tobacco is a native of Persia, and is one of the finest varieties for the pipe to be found in the East.

Four days distant stands Shiraz, or Fars, a large city, containing about ten thousand Jews.

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