Definition of kaross in English:

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kaross

Pronunciation: /kəˈräs/

noun

South African
A rug or blanket of sewn animal skins, formerly worn as a garment by African people, now used as a bed or floor covering.
Example sentences
  • Blankets almost completely displaced hides or karosses by the end of the nineteenth century and were in some communities giving way to Western-style clothes.
  • One the other hand, the use of the leopard kaross is one of the oldest traditions known to the Basotho.
  • But they didn't wear bloomers, and they only put their karosses around their shoulders when it was cold.

Origin

South African Dutch, from Khoikhoi karos.

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Syllabification: ka·ross

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