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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.
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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|Noun||1.||Shiraz - a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby|