There are 2 definitions of ria in English:

ria1

Syllabification: ri·a
Pronunciation: /ˈrēə
 
/

noun

Geography
A long narrow inlet formed by the partial submergence of a river valley.
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  • Due to their nature, the rias or estuaries contain very peculiar ecosystems which often contain important amounts of fish.
  • The beaches that lie in some of the more protected rias have a warmer sea than those which are exposed, although water temperatures in Galicia never reach the heights found in the south of Spain.
  • Everyone in the busy tapas bar I ventured into was tucking into heaped platefuls of pulpo, Galicia's ‘national’ dish, scallops and tasty, but tough-to-open percebes, unique to the rias.

Origin

late 19th century: from Spanish ría 'estuary'.

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eat or drink (something) greedily

There are 2 definitions of ria in English:

RIA2

Syllabification: RIA

abbreviation

1Radioimmunoassay.
1.1Royal Irish Academy.

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