Definition of burnoose in English:


Syllabification: bur·noose
Pronunciation: /bərˈno͞os
(also burnous)


  • A long, loose hooded cloak worn by Arabs.
    More example sentences
    • The burnoose fell loose from her face for a moment.
    • A cape called a burnous is sometimes draped over the shoulders; it is made of linen for the summer and wool for the winter.
    • He does all this wearing a flowing caftan and a burnoose.


late 16th century: French, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros 'cloak'.

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