/kəˈrɒs/ (say kuh'ros)

a mantle or blanket of animal skin worn by tribesmen in southern Africa.
{Afrikaans karos, from Khoikhoi}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kaross — Ka*ross , n. [Native name.] A native garment or rug of skin sewed together in the form of a square. [South Africa] The wants of a native . . . are confined to a kaross (skin cloak) or some pieces of cotton cloth. James Bryce. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kaross — [kə räs′] n. [Afrik karos] in S Africa, a cape, blanket, or rug made of animal skins …   English World dictionary

  • Kaross — A Kaross is a cloak made of sheepskin, or the hide of other animals, with the hair left on. It is properly confined to the coat of skin without sleeves and used to be worn by the Khoikhoi and Bushmen of South Africa. These karosses became… …   Wikipedia

  • kaross — noun a) A treated animal skin cloak with the hair still left on. “For the first two years, of life a baby was carried in a carrier, lined with absorbent grass, inside her kaross, (a treated animal skin made into a cape…)” b) A blanket of treated… …   Wiktionary

  • kaross — UK [kəˈrɒs] / US [kəˈrɑs] noun [countable] Word forms kaross : singular kaross plural karosses South African a type of coat or jacket without sleeves made from the skins of animals …   English dictionary

  • kaross — noun Etymology: Afrikaans karos, from Khoikhoi karo s, kro s Date: circa 1731 a simple garment or rug of skins used especially by native tribesmen of southern Africa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kaross — /keuh ros /, n. a cloak or rug of animal skins used in southern Africa. [1725 35; < Afrik karos, prob. < Khoikhoi] * * * …   Universalium

  • Kaross — Ka|ross der; es, e <aus dem Afrikaans> Umhängemantel aus genähtem Schaf , Schakal , Wildkatzen od. Antilopenfell bei südafrikan. Völkern, zum Teil auch zum Tragen der Kinder u. der gesammelten Früchte benutzt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • kaross — ka|ross [ kə ras ] noun count SOUTH AFRICAN a type of coat or jacket without sleeves made from the skins of animals with the hair on …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kaross — n. carpet or cloak made from animal skins (common in southern Africa) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kaross — ka·ross …   English syllables

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