noun, plural karoos for 2.
a vast plateau in the Republic of South Africa, in Cape of Good Hope province. 100,000 sq. mi. (260,000 sq. km); 3000–4000 feet (900–1200 meters) above sea level.
(lowercase) an arid South African tableland with red clay soil.
noun (often not capital) (pl) -roos
any of several high arid plateaus in South Africa, esp the Central Karoo and the Little Karoo. The highveld, north of the Central Karoo, is sometimes called the Northern Karoo
a period or rock system in Southern Africa equivalent to the period or system extending from the Upper Carboniferous to the Lower Jurassic: divided into Lower and Upper Karoo
of, denoting, or formed in the Karoo period
“barren table land in South Africa,” 1789, said to be from a Hottentot word.
karoo also karroo
A semiarid plateau. The most well-known karoos cover nearly 400,000 sq km (156,000 sq mi) of southern Africa. Karoos are terrace shaped and characterized by low scrub vegetation.
/ˈkɑːrəʊrəʊ/ noun (pl) karoros 1. a large seagull, Laris dominicanus, with black feathers on its back
/kaˈrəʊʃɪ/ noun 1. (in Japan) death caused by overwork noun death due to overwork or exhaustion from one’s work Word Origin Japanese ka ‘excess’ + ro ‘labor’ + shi ‘death’
[kuh-ros] /kəˈrɒs/ noun 1. a cloak or rug of animal skins used in southern Africa. /kəˈrɒs/ noun 1. a garment of skins worn by indigenous peoples in southern Africa
[Sephardic Hebrew kahr-pahs; Ashkenazic Hebrew kahr-pahs] /Sephardic Hebrew kɑrˈpɑs; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈkɑr pɑs/ noun, Hebrew. 1. a piece of parsley, celery, or similar green vegetable that is dipped in salt water and eaten at the Seder meal on Passover.