Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

petite sirah

noun, often capitalized P & S petite si·rah \-sə-ˈrä\

Definition of petite sirah

  1. :  a dry red wine of spicy fruitiness made from a grape grown chiefly in California; also :  the grape

Variants of petite sirah

also petite syrah \-sə-ˈrä\

Origin of petite sirah

French petite syrah, literally, little syrah (a grape variety)

First Known Use: 1948

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up petite sirah? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by grandiloquent style

Get Word of the Day daily email!