burnoose

noun
bur·​noose | \ (ˌ)bər-ˈnüs How to pronounce burnoose (audio) \
variants: or burnous

Definition of burnoose

: a one-piece hooded cloak worn by Arabs and Berbers

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Other Words from burnoose

burnoosed \ (ˌ)bər-​ˈnüst How to pronounce burnoosed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of burnoose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For her label Anissa Aida, designer Anissa Meddeb, who lives in the capital, makes gossamer silk blouses evoking the striped motif of handwoven fouta towels and voluminous coats inspired by the burnoose cloaks worn by Berbers. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "From Food to Fashion, Tunis Is Having a Cultural Renaissance," 5 Feb. 2020 On a rainy day men wore winter-weight burnooses with the large hoods drawn up—enigmatic Jedi-like figures in the medina's alleyways. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "T&C Travel: Best of Morocco," 30 Mar. 2015 On a rainy day men wore winter-weight burnooses with the large hoods drawn up—enigmatic Jedi-like figures in the medina's alleyways. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "T&C Travel: Best of Morocco," 30 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of burnoose

1695, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burnoose

French burnous, from Arabic burnus

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The first known use of burnoose was in 1695

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“Burnoose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burnoose. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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