burnoose

or bur·nous

[ ber-noos, bur-noos ]
/ bərˈnus, ˈbɜr nus /

noun

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.

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Origin of burnoose

1685–95; <French burnous<dialectal Arabic burnūs<Greek bírros<Late Latin birrusbirrus

OTHER WORDS FROM burnoose

bur·noosed, bur·noused, adjective
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