Share this entry

Share this page

karroid

Line breaks: kar|roid
Pronunciation: /ˈkarɔɪd
 
/

Definition of karroid in English:

adjective

South African , chiefly technical
Of or characteristic of the Karoo.
Example sentences
  • It is here, on the calcareous soils, that patches of karroid scrub veld are to be found on the Reserve.
  • The natural vegetation is characterised by small karroid bushes, hardy geophytes, and succulents.
  • The 5 species are endemic to karroid regions in the southwestern parts of South Africa.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure