Definition of Karoo in English:

Karoo

Line breaks: Karoo
Pronunciation: /kəˈruː
 
/
(also Karroo)
1An elevated semi-desert plateau in South Africa.
1.1 [as mass noun] (karoo) South African Semi-desert land like that of the Karoo.
More example sentences
  • The vulture also prefers open spaces, foraging over grassland, thornbush, macchia, karoo, desert, and other sparsely vegetated regions, while it avoids large forested areas.
  • In the succulent karoo, a desert habitat, males are permanently associated with social groups containing several communally breeding females and share their territory with these females.
  • The warm waters of the Indian Ocean are way down on your right, a verdant, forested mountain range to your left, separating the route from the karoo - the dry, almost treeless land of the interior.

Origin

from Khoikhoi, literally 'hard, dry'.

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