Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An arid plateau of southern Africa.

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  • n. Any vast prairie bordering a desert.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Afrikaans, from Nama !garo-b, desert.

Examples

  • Mr. Deslandes also regularly gives springbok filet, veal shoulder and karoo lamb stew a French treatment.

    What to Serve With the World Cup

  • Given the oceanfront setting, seafood plays a big role in menus, as do local meats such as ostrich, karoo lamb and springbok, an antelope variety that's the national animal.

    What to Serve With the World Cup

  • The fauna in the Swartberg and Cederberg protected areas reflects their location close to the fynbos-Karoo interface with species such as grysbok Raphicerus melanotis, grey rhebuck Pelea capreolus and klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus, steenbok Raphicerus campestris and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, as well as karoo species not usually found in mountain fynbos such as springbok Antidorcas marsupialus.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa

  • The following distinct tree and shrub communities have been described; Protea caffra; Acacia hereroensis; Olea europaea ssp africana - Pavetta zeyheri; Combretum molle; Buddleja saligna – Rhoicissus tridentata; Salix capensis; Diospyros lycioidis – Rhus pyroides and Acacia karoo – Protasparagus suaveolens.

    Vredefort Dome, South Africa

  • The karoo sunset theme is a great idea, though I wonder how common these hot dray sunsets actually were.

    Life's Time Capsule: Making of Karoo Sunset

  • At rainfalls higher and lower than this, it is replaced by fynbos and succulent karoo, respectively.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • Biogeography, endemsim and diversity of animals in the karoo.

    Succulent Karoo

  • The succulent karoo in a global context: plant structural and functional comparison with North American winter-rainfall deserts.

    Succulent Karoo

  • It is replaced by fynbos and succulent karoo at rainfalls higher and lower than this, respectively.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Historical and contemporary land use and the desertification of the karoo.

    Nama Karoo

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