: a Scandinavian handwoven rug with a deep resilient comparatively flat pile
also : the weave typical of this rug

Word History


Rya, village in southwest Sweden

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rya was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near rya

Cite this Entry

“Rya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rya. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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