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 plateau, in Cape Colony, stretching through five degrees of longitude, at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Karoo — /kəˈru/ (say kuh rooh) noun 1. any of several high arid plateaus in the southern part of the Republic of South Africa, especially the Great Karoo in the provinces of Western Cape and Eastern Cape with an average height of 750 m, and the Little… …   Australian English dictionary

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