a handwoven carpet or rug produced in Iran and characterized by fine warp and filling yarns, a usually tight, even pile made with the Sehna knot, and a variety of floral, foliate, animal, and avian designs woven in rich, harmonious colors.
a carpet or rug made in Persia or other countries of the Near East by knotting silk or wool yarn by hand onto a woven backing, characterized by rich colours and flowing or geometric designs
noun 1. a long-haired variety of the domestic cat, originally raised in Persia and Afghanistan. noun 1. a long-haired variety of domestic cat with a stocky body, round face, short nose, and short thick legs
- Persian greyhound
noun 1. another name for the Saluki
noun 1. an arm of the Arabian Sea, between SW Iran and Arabia. 600 miles (965 km) long. noun 1. a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between SW Iran and Arabia: linked with the Arabian Sea by the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman; important for the oilfields on its shores. Area: […]
- Persian gulf war
A war between the forces of the United Nations, led by the United States, and those of Iraq that followed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. The United Nations forces, called the Coalition, expelled Iraqi troops from Kuwait in March 1991. Note: His rallying of the U.N. against the invasion of […]