Definition of burnous in English:


Line breaks: bur|nous
Pronunciation: /bəːˈnuːs
(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'.

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