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1. A variety of grape originating in France that is used to make red wine.
2. A full-bodied red wine made from this grape.

[French syrah.]
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1. (Brewing) a red grape grown in France and Australia, used, often in a blend, for making wine
2. (Brewing) any of various wines made from this grape
Australian name: Shiraz
[from Shiraz1, the city in Iran where the wine supposedly originated]
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