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


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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • karoo — or karroo noun (plural karoos or karroos) Etymology: Afrikaans karo, from Khoikhoi karo, karro hard, dry Date: 1789 a dry tableland of southern Africa …   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

  • Cap occidental — (Le) prov. d Afrique du Sud, créée en 1994 (129 386 km²; 3 620 000 hab.); cap. Le Cap. Il présente deux façades maritimes, une à l O. sur l Atlantique, une au S. sur l océan Indien, et englobe les plateaux du Petit et du Grand Karroos …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cap oriental — (Le) prov. d Afrique du Sud, créée en 1994 (170 616 km²; 6 665 000 hab.); cap. Bisho. Baignée par l océan Indien, il comprend une succession de plateaux à l E. des Karroos et au S. O. du Drakensberg …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

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