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Shiraz

[shi-rahz] /ʃɪˈrɑz/
noun
1.
a city in SW Iran.
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  • "By the will of Allah, who alone is great, there will be an end of thy troubles," said Shiraz non-committally as he got up.

    The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
  • I may also just add, that we have finally arranged with our new schoolmaster from Shiraz.

  • If this "accident" happened, Shiraz would know exactly whose hand it was that lighted the match.

    The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
  • Born in the canton of Baida in the province of Shiraz, he grew up at Wasit.

  • Shiraz paid several visits to, and spent some time in the shop of, Leh Shin before he arrived at what he wanted to know.

    The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
  • Shiraz displayed his teeth more plainly than ever in a sly smile.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • "In ten minutes Shiraz will do a little juggling for your servants," he said placidly.

    The Pointing Man Marjorie Douie
  • "I'll do it," said Aunt Amanda, looking at Shiraz, whose eyes were still on her.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • Aziz admits with some pride that with twenty men he fell upon a rich caravan near Shiraz, and robbed it of £600.

British Dictionary definitions for Shiraz

Shiraz1

/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)

Shiraz2

/ʃɪəˈrɑːz/
noun
1.
the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines
Word Origin
from Shiraz1, where the wine supposedly originated
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Word Origin and History for Shiraz
n.

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."

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