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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  • 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 — ● karroo nom masculin (hottentot harrô, sec) Plateau aride d Afrique du Sud, qui s étage en gradins séparés par des chaînes orientées de l O. à l E. Karroo ensemble des plateaux gréseux d Afrique du Sud (prov. du Cap) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Karroo — (spr. Karru), eine Hochebene im Caplande (Südafrika), welche sich von den Bokkeveldbergen im Westen südlich von dem Roggeveld Nieuweveld u. Kondveldgebirge bis über den Sunday im Osten hinaus erstreckt u. etwa 1500 QM. einnimmt. Wenig bewässert,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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

  • karroo — var. of KAROO. * * * karroo var. spelling of karoo …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karroo — geographical name see Karoo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • karroo — noun see karoo …   New Collegiate 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 — Synonyms and related words: Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, barren, barren land, barrens, brush, bush, desert, desolation, dust bowl, heath, howling wilderness, lunar landscape, lunar waste, outback, salt flat, waste, wasteland, weary waste …   Moby Thesaurus

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