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1. A handwoven Scandinavian rug with a thick pile and usually colorful abstract designs.
2. The weaving pattern characteristic of such rugs.

[After Rya, a village of southwest Sweden.]


(ˈriːə; ˈraɪə)
(Textiles) a type of rug that originates in Scandinavia


(ˈri ə, ˈraɪ ə)

n., pl. ry•as.
1. a handwoven Scandinavian rug with a thick pile and usu. a strong, colorful design.
2. the weave structure used for this, comprising warp, weft, and hand-tied knots.
[1940–45; after Rya, city in Sweden, where it was orig. produced]
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Noun1.rya - a shag rug made in Sweden
shag rug - a rug with long pile
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