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Shi·raz 1

A city of southwest-central Iran south of Tehran. It has long been an important commercial center noted for its carpets and metalworks. The ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby.

Shi·raz 2

1. The Syrah grape, especially when grown in Australia.
2. A red wine made from this grape.

[Alteration of French syrah (influenced by Shiraz1, from the belief that it was brought to Europe from Iran during the Crusades).]


(Placename) 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)


(Brewing) the name used in Australia for the Syrah grape and wines
[from Shiraz1, where the wine supposedly originated]



a city in SW Iran. 1,042,801.
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Noun1.Shiraz - a city in central southwestern IranShiraz - a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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I read in the Gulistan, or Flower Garden, of Sheik Sadi of Shiraz, that "they asked a wise man, saying: Of the many celebrated trees which the Most High God has created lofty and umbrageous, they call none azad, or free, excepting the cypress, which bears no fruit; what mystery is there in this?
The carrier also launched its Shiraz flights on February 28, while plans are afoot to add other destinations in Iran, like Tehran and Mashhad.
Muscat: SalamAir, Oman's first budget airline, launched its first bi-weekly flights to Shiraz in Iran on Wednesday.
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Karachi -- MQM Pakistan Sindh Assembly Member Shiraz Waheed has joined Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).
This was stated by the captain of the Pakistan team, Shiraz Asif, on Saturday.
That Chilean one is Mayu Elqui Valley Shiraz Reserva, which seems to have been marketed as both Shiraz and Syrah online and is marketed as being in a northern Rhone style.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Almost fifty years ago Iran's petrochemical industry was born near the southern city of Shiraz.
Latest flight from Shiraz Ayatollah Dastgheib International Airport destined for foreign countries was from the city to Georgia (Tbilisi) which has started in recent weeks.
Barossa Valley - the home of the world's oldest and perhaps greatest Shiraz vines Barossa Valley - the home of the world's oldest and perhaps greatest Shiraz vines Australian Chardonnay isn't what it used to be.
In stark contrast shiraz is also the name of one of the world's most popular red wine grapes.