The Great Karroo
Karroo Kar*roo" (k[.a]r*r[=oo]"), n.; pl. {Karroos} (k[.a]r*r[=oo]z"). One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also {karoo}.] [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • The Karroo — Karroo Kar*roo (k[.a]r*r[=oo] ), n.; pl. {Karroos} (k[.a]r*r[=oo]z ). One of the dry table lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also {karoo}.] [1913 Webster] {The Great Karroo}, or {The Karroo}, a vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Karroo — Kar*roo (k[.a]r*r[=oo] ), n.; pl. {Karroos} (k[.a]r*r[=oo]z ). One of the dry table lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also {karoo}.] [1913 Webster] {The Great Karroo}, or {The Karroo}, a vast plateau …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • KARROO —    the name of a barren tract of tableland in South Africa with a clay soil, which, however, bursts into grassy verdure and blossom after rain; the Great Karroo, which is 850 m. long and about 80 m. broad, is 3000 ft. above the sea level, while… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • karoo — Karroo Kar*roo (k[.a]r*r[=oo] ), n.; pl. {Karroos} (k[.a]r*r[=oo]z ). One of the dry table lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also {karoo}.] [1913 Webster] {The Great Karroo}, or {The Karroo}, a vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Karroos — Karroo Kar*roo (k[.a]r*r[=oo] ), n.; pl. {Karroos} (k[.a]r*r[=oo]z ). One of the dry table lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also {karoo}.] [1913 Webster] {The Great Karroo}, or {The Karroo}, a vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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