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See also: Syrah


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Borrowed from French syrah. The derivation from the Persian city name of Shiraz (شیراز‎) is today believed to be a legend. The same goes for derivations from Syria, Syracuse or the Greek island of Syros. The name might be connected to the Celtic root Proto-Celtic *serrā, "billhook", referring to the method of harvesting.

Grape harvesting


syrah (countable and uncountable, plural syrahs)

  1. A dark-skinned variety of grape, used to produce red wines.
  2. A wine produced from this variety of grape.
    • 2009, January 18, “Leslie Kaufman”, in Torn Between Green Galas? At Least They’re a Walk Apart[1]:
      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.