Bur-nous

burnoose

[ber-noos, bur-noos]
noun
1.
a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs.
2.
a similar garment worn by women at various periods in Europe and the United States.
Also, burnous.


Origin:
1685–95; < French burnous < dialectal Arabic burnūs < Greek bírros < Late Latin birrus birrus

burnoosed, burnoused, adjective
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burnoose

noun
a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors [syn: burnous
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