burnoose

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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burnous, burnouse or burnoose (bɜːˈnuːs, -ˈnuːz, bɜːˈnuːs, -ˈnuːz, bɜːˈnuːs, -ˈnuːz)
 
n
a long circular cloak with a hood attached, worn esp by Arabs
 
[C17: via French burnous from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros cloak]
 
burnouse, burnouse or burnoose
 
n
 
[C17: via French burnous from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros cloak]
 
burnoose, burnouse or burnoose
 
n
 
[C17: via French burnous from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros cloak]
 
bur'noused, burnouse or burnoose
 
adj
 
bur'noosed, burnouse or burnoose
 
adj

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