burnoose

or bur·nous

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

Nearby words

  1. burningly,
  2. burnish,
  3. burnished,
  4. burnisher,
  5. burnley,
  6. burnous,
  7. burnout,
  8. burns,
  9. burns, arthur frank,
  10. burns, george

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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British Dictionary definitions for burnous

burnous

burnouse or US burnoose

/ (bɜːˈnuːs, -ˈnuːz) /

noun

a long circular cloak with a hood attached, worn esp by Arabs
Derived Formsburnoused or US burnoosed, adjective

Word Origin for burnous

C17: via French burnous from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros cloak

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