Ta·​briz tə-ˈbrēz How to pronounce Tabriz (audio)
plural Tabriz
: a Persian rug usually having a cotton warp, firm wool pile, and a medallion design

Word History


Tabriz, Iran

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tabriz was in 1900

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“Tabriz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ta·​briz tə-ˈbrēz How to pronounce Tabriz (audio)
city in northwestern Iran population 1,494,998

Note: Over the centuries, Tabriz has repeatedly suffered destruction from invaders and, more often, from earthquakes.

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