- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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.The Adventures of Kathlyn
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