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Persian rug

noun [C] uk   /ˌpɜː.ʒənˈrʌɡ/ us    /ˌpɝː-/ ( also Persian carpet)
a floor covering made by hand in Iran from silk or wool: Persian rugs are characterized by their geometric designs and rich colours.
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