(ber-NOOS) [French, from Arabic] An Arab or Moorish cloak with a hood.
   The cloakroom displayed everything from fur jackets and ten-gallon hats to a checkered burnoose.

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  • Burnoose — Bur noose, Burnous Bur nous, n. [Ar. burnus a kind of high crowned cap: cf. F. bournous, burnous, Sp. al bornoz, a sort of upper garment, with a hood attached.] 1. A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnoose — or burnous [bər no͞os′, bʉr′no͞os΄] n. [Fr burnous < Ar burnus, prob. < Gr birros, a cloak] a long cloak with a hood, worn by Arabs and Moors …   English World dictionary

  • burnoose — or burnous noun Etymology: French burnous, from Arabic burnus Date: 1695 a one piece hooded cloak worn by Arabs and Berbers • burnoosed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • burnoose — burnoosed, burnoused, adj. /beuhr noohs , berr noohs/, n. 1. a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs. 2. a similar garment worn by women at various periods in Europe and the United States. Also, burnous. [1685 95; < F burnous < dial. Ar… …   Universalium

  • burnoose — noun /bɜːˈnuːs/ A thick hooded cloak worn throughout the Arab world and North Africa …   Wiktionary

  • burnoose —  (or burnous)  A hooded Arab cloak …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • burnoose — n. robe worn by Arabs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burnoose — bur·noose …   English syllables

  • burnoose — bur•noose or bur•nous [[t]bərˈnus, ˈbɜr nus[/t]] n. clo a hooded mantle or cloak, as that worn by Arabs • Etymology: 1685–95; < F burnous < dial. Ar burnūs < Gk bírros < LL birrus a hooded cloak bur•noosed′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • burnoose —   n. Moorish hooded cloak …   Dictionary of difficult words

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