Burnous
Burnoose Bur"noose, Burnous Bur"nous, n. [Ar. burnus a kind of high-crowned cap: cf. F. bournous, burnous, Sp. al-bornoz, a sort of upper garment, with a hood attached.] 1. A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs. [1913 Webster]

2. A combination cloak and hood worn by women. [Variously written {bournous}, {bernouse}, {bornous}, etc.] [1913 Webster]


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  • burnous — [ byrnu(s) ] n. m. • 1735; barnusse 1556, puis var. diverses; ar. bournous ♦ Grand manteau de laine à capuchon et sans manches (en usage dans les pays du Maghreb). Fam. Faire suer le burnous. ● burnous nom masculin (arabe burnūs, du grec birros,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • burnous — (US also burnoose) ► NOUN ▪ a long hooded cloak worn by Arabs. ORIGIN Arabic, from Greek birros cloak …   English terms dictionary

  • Burnous — Paysans kabyles portant un burnous Le burnous ou bournous, barnous (برنوس) en arabe, aâlaw en chaoui et avidhi et a vernus en kabyle, est un manteau en laine long avec une capuche pointue et sans manche. Typique des populations d …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Burnous — A burnous (also spelled burnoose, or bournous; from the Berber and Maghribi Arab. burnus ) is a long cloak of coarse woollen fabric with a hood, usually white in color, worn by Berbers and the Arabs throughout North Africa.It became a distinctive …   Wikipedia

  • burnous — (bur nous ) s. m. Grand manteau de laine à capuchon que portent les Arabes. Le burnous, avec quelques modifications, a été adopté en France. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Arabe, bornos, nom de ce manteau …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • burnous — noun see burnoose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • BURNOUS — n. m. Grand manteau de laine à capuchon que portent les Arabes …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • burnous — n. one piece long hooded cloak made of wool particularly worn by Arabs and Berbers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burnous —    (ber NOOS) [French, from Arabic] An Arab or Moorish cloak with a hood.    The cloakroom displayed everything from fur jackets and ten gallon hats to a checkered burnoose …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • burnous — [bə: nu:s] (US also burnoose) noun a long, loose hooded cloak worn by Arabs. Origin C16: Fr., from Arab. burnus, from Gk birros cloak …   English new terms dictionary

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