(US also burnoose)
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'.
Definition of burnous in:
- The US English dictionary