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burnoose

[ber-noos, bur-noos] /bərˈnus, ˈbɜr nus/
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
1685-1695
1685-95; < French burnous < dialectal Arabic burnūs < Greek bírros < Late Latin birrus birrus
Related forms
burnoosed, burnoused, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for burnous

burnous

/bɜːˈnuːs; -ˈnuːz/
noun
1.
a long circular cloak with a hood attached, worn esp by Arabs
Derived Forms
burnoused, (US) burnoosed, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via French burnous from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros cloak
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