karreo

Karreo

Kar*reo"\, n.; pl. Karroos. One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also karoo.]

The Great Karroo, or The Karroo, a vast plateau, in Cape Colony, stretching through five degrees of longitude, at an elevation of about 3,000 feet.
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