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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
1875-80; named after Kerman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • These princes appear to have been at times in dependence necessarily on the atabegs of Fars and on the princes of Kirman.

  • They wandered to and fro to the east of Persia in the district now called Kirman.

  • It appears to have comprehended the coast-line of the modern Laristan, Kirman, and Moghostan.

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

  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
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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