syrah

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Etymology[edit]

French syrah, named after the city of Shiraz, in Persian شیراز.

Noun[edit]

syrah (plural syrahs)

  1. A dark-skinned variety of grape, used to produce powerful red wines.
  2. A wine produced from this variety of grape.
    • 2009 January 18, Leslie Kaufman, “Torn Between Green Galas? At Least They’re a Walk Apart”:
      There will be organic beer from Anheuser-Busch and Six Gill syrah and Great White chardonnay from Shark Trust Wines, which gives 10 percent of its proceeds to help the endangered marine predators.

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