American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hooded cloak worn especially by Arabs and Berbers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An outer garment made of a coarse woolen fabric, worn by men in the Barbary States, throughout northwestern Africa, and in Arabia. It differs from the aba in having a hood, and in being more commonly made of undyed wool, so that it generally has a brownish-white color without stripes or pattern; but it is also made black, and striped with red and white.
- n. Hence A garment worn by women in Europe and the United States at different times since 1850. It sometimes has a hood with a tassel at the end, and is in general a loose outer cloak without sleeves. It has been made of many different materials, usually with stripes.
- n. A thick hooded cloak worn throughout the Arab world and North Africa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.
- n. A combination cloak and hood worn by women.
- n. a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
- From French burnous, from Arabic برنس (burnus). (Wiktionary)
- French burnous, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros, hooded cloak, from Late Latin birrus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On going, at his earnest request, to speak to him at the gate, he communicated to me the interesting fact that the stranger in the burnoose was a young chim, who had resided in his family in Senegal for some twelve months, and who had accompanied him to England.”
“Would you pause to think about the 2-pound belt around your burnoose before running to the light?”
“Eir waited beside the trench, clutching a burnoose full of enspelled dragon-blood jewels.”
“He wore sandals and a burnoose, obscuring his visage, and not one item of government-issue clothing.”
“When the members of the Commission arrive in Palestine, they are shocked to find leaflets circulating among the Arabs showing Ernst Röhm in an Arab robe and burnoose, trampling Jews underfoot.”
“As they drive on, the gunner trains his scope's cross on a still breathing but disemboweled donkey lying in the rubble, and an old man in a burnoose sitting impassively at an outdoor card table, across from a player whose brains are dripping out of his bowed head.”
“The costumes may differ, but under the burnoose and khaki the surrender to violence is just the same.”
“President al-Bashir went out and threw himself a street party, then jetted to Qatar to be swaddled in the protective burnoose of the Arab League.”
“Bet me; if this guy had been brown, swarthy, wearing a burnoose and from some place in the Middle East, he'd have gotten life even if he was brought up on the very same charges as Mr. Hicks.”
“If the last presidential campaigns are any guide, the right wing is giving the Taliban a run for their money, and if Hillary Clinton is the nominee of the Democratic party, you might as well put a burnoose on Bill O'Reilly and strap an AK-47 on his back.”
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