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kaross

[ kuh-ros ]
/ kəˈrɒs /
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noun
a cloak or rug of animal skins used in southern Africa.
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Origin of kaross

1725–35; <Afrikaans karos, probably <Khoikhoi

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British Dictionary definitions for kaross

kaross
/ (kəˈrɒs) /

noun
a garment of skins worn by indigenous peoples in southern Africa

Word Origin for kaross

C18: from Afrikaans karos, perhaps from Dutch kuras, from French cuirasse cuirass
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