There are 2 definitions of Shiraz in English:

Shiraz1

Syllabification: Shi·raz
Pronunciation: /SHiˈräz
 
/
A city in southwest central Iran; population 1,227,331 (2006).

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There are 2 definitions of Shiraz in English:

Shiraz2

Syllabification: Shi·raz
Pronunciation: /SH(i)əˈräz
 
/

noun

1A variety of black wine grape.
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  • He got a yield of six tonnes from the Cabernet and Shiraz variety of wine grapes he cultivated on two acres.
  • Full throttle Shiraz and robust Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are inoculated with yeast and made into sparkling wines with unbelievable character and finesse.
  • At present, 13 hectares are planted to Chardonnay while the neighbouring property, Nooitgedacht, was purchased recently and planted with Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
1.1A red wine made from the Shiraz grape.
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  • Made from Shiraz and a dash of old vintage Aussie ports.
  • Vintage Shiraz fruit flavours overwhelm the palate with layers of plum and bitter dark chocolate giving the wine a savoury richness.
  • Fifteen wineries produce mainly Chardonnay, Sémillon, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon of relatively modest quality, relying almost entirely on the passing tourist trade.

Origin

from Shiraz1, apparently an alteration of French syrah, influenced by the belief that the vine was brought from Iran by the Crusades.

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Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhipnəˈpämpik
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relating to the state immediately preceding waking up...