Great Karoo
geographical name — see karoo

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Great Karoo — ▪ plateau, South Africa Karoo also spelled  Karroo , Afrikaans  Groot Karoo , also called  Central Karoo        plateau basin in Western Cape province, South Africa, lying between the Great Escarpment (north) and the Swartberg (south). It… …   Universalium

  • Great Karoo — /greɪt kəˈru/ (say grayt kuh rooh) noun See Karoo (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Karoo — The Karoo (a Khoisan word of uncertain etymology [ Oxford English Dictionary , Second Edition, 1989, OED Online] ) is a semi desert region of South Africa. It has two main sub regions the Great Karoo in the north and the Little Karoo in the south …   Wikipedia

  • karoo — ka·roo also kar·roo (kə ro͞oʹ) n. pl. ka·roos An arid plateau of southern Africa.   [Afrikaans, from Nama !garo b, desert.] * * * ▪ region, South Africa also spelled  Karroo    arid to semiarid geographic region of Eastern Cape, Western Cape …   Universalium

  • Karoo — Ka·roo (kə ro͞oʹ) See Karroo. * * * ▪ region, South Africa also spelled  Karroo    arid to semiarid geographic region of Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and Northern Cape provinces, South Africa. The Karoo is best defined by its vegetation, which… …   Universalium

  • Karoo — or Karroo geographical name plateau region W Republic of South Africa W of Drakensberg Mountains divided into Little Karoo (or Southern Karoo (in central Western Cape province), ) Great Karoo (or Central Karoo (in Western Cape & Eastern Cape… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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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