burnoose

noun

bur·​noose (ˌ)bər-ˈnüs How to pronounce burnoose (audio)
variants or burnous
: a one-piece hooded cloak worn by Arabs and Berbers
burnoosed 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, 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, 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, 30 Mar. 2015

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Word History

Etymology

French burnous, from Arabic burnus

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

burnoose

noun
bur·​noose
variants or burnous
: a hooded cloak worn especially in desert areas (as of northern Africa or eastern Mediterranean countries)
Etymology

derived from Arabic burnus "hooded cloak"

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