or bur·nous

[ ber-noos, bur-noos ]

  1. a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs.

  2. 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 birrusbirrus

Other words from burnoose

  • bur·noosed, bur·noused, adjective

Words Nearby burnoose

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How to use burnoose in a sentence

  • "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
  • 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
  • The miserable burnoose he has discarded in the hall, so that, hat in hand, John now appears under his own colors.

    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
  • There he passed the door with his dreamy Syrian face, his red rose, his white burnoose, his straggling followers.

    The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne