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or burnous

[ber-noos, bur-noos] /bərˈnus, ˈbɜr nus/
a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs.
a similar garment worn by women at various periods in Europe and the United States.
Origin of burnoose
1685-95; < French burnous < dialectal Arabic burnūs < Greek bírros < Late Latin birrus birrus
Related forms
burnoosed, burnoused, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "You have a good seat and a good horse," said the chief smiling, as he shook the dust from his burnoose.

    The Arab's Pledge Edward L. Mitford
  • With that and a burnoose your face and hands only will be visible.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • The Arab men, wrapped in their burnoose, look on mechanically, turning their rosewood beads in their hands.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
  • He casts many inquisitive glances upon his guide and other Arabs whom they meet to see how they wear the burnoose.

    Miss Caprice St. George Rathborne
  • I will procure a burnoose, you shall put the robe on, and be an Arab for to-night.

    Miss Caprice St. George Rathborne
  • Acting under the advice of his guide, John has assumed the burnoose again, for Mustapha carried it on his arm when he appeared.

    Miss Caprice St. George Rathborne
  • At least half the women still wore the haik and veil, half the men the burnoose.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He drew the handkerchief down, looked at his brown-stained hands, and adjusted the folds of his burnoose.

  • He had put on his burnoose as soon as Edgar joined him, and this concealed him almost to his feet when he had mounted.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • Some of my co-experimenters thought they recognised a masculine, bearded head therein, covered with a turban or burnoose.

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