burnoose

noun
bur·​noose | \(ˌ)bər-ˈnüs \
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 \-​ˈnüst \ adjective

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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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Dictionary Entries near burnoose

Burnley

burn off

burn oneself

burnoose

burn out

burnout

burnover

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