from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hooded cloak worn especially by Arabs and Berbers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick hooded cloak worn throughout the Arab world and North Africa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.
- n. A combination cloak and hood worn by women.
from The 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.
- n. Hence A garment worn by women in Europe and the United States at different times since 1850.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
French burnous, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros, hooded cloak, from Late Latin birrus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French burnous, from Arabic برنس (burnus). (Wiktionary)