or bur·nous

[ber-noos, bur-noos]


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 formsbur·noosed, bur·noused, adjective
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Examples from the Web for burnoose

Historical Examples of burnoose

  • With that and a burnoose your face and hands only will be visible.

    The Dash for Khartoum

    George Alfred Henty

  • Homer Crawford came to his feet and pushed back the hood of the burnoose.

    Black Man's Burden

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • "It is I, Bruce," was the reply in English, flinging aside his burnoose.

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

    Miss Caprice

    St. George Rathborne

  • "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