kaross

[ kuh-ros ]
/ kəˈrɒs /
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noun

a cloak or rug of animal skins used in southern Africa.

Origin of kaross

1725–35; < Afrikaans karos, probably < Khoikhoi
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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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