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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. a shag rug made in Sweden

Etymologies

After Rya, a village of southwest Sweden.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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