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 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 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… …   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

  • karroo — n. pl. karoos [kə ro͞o′, karo͞o] n. karroos [Hottentot karo] a dry tableland, esp. one in S Africa: also sp. karoo n. karoos the Great Karroo karroo in S South Africa: c. 350 mi (563 km) long & 2,000 to 3,000 ft (610 to 914 m) high …   English World dictionary

  • Karroo — Blick über den Karoo Nationalpark Blick über die Kleine Karoo …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • karroo bush — noun also karroo shrub 1. : a thorny acacia (Acacia horrida) that yields cape gum 2. : a plant of the genus Tetragonia (especially T. arbuscula) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karroo — /keuh rooh /, n., pl. Karroos for 2. 1. a vast plateau in the S Republic of South Africa, in Cape of Good Hope province. 100,000 sq. mi. (260,000 sq. km); 3000 4000 ft. (900 1200 m) above sea level. 2. (l.c.) an arid South African tableland with… …   Universalium

  • Karroo — Kar•roo [[t]kəˈru[/t]] n. pl. roos 1) geg a vast plateau in the S Republic of South Africa, in Cape of Good Hope province. 100,000 sq. mi. (260,000 sq. km); 3000–4000 ft. (900–1200 m) above sea level 2) (l.c.) Also, ka•roo′. an arid South African …   From formal English to slang

  • karroo caterpillar — noun : the larva of a pyralidid moth (Loxostege frustralis) that seriously damages fodder in sheep farming regions of southern Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Upper Karroo Sandstone Formation — The Upper Karroo Sandstone Formation is a geological formation dating to roughly between 200 to 175 million years ago and covering part of the Early Jurassic. The Upper Karoo Sandstone Formation is found in Zimbabwe and is a member of the Karroo… …   Wikipedia

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