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  • n. Alternative spelling of burnoose.
  • n. Plural form of burnou.

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


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  • Presently the door opened, and a young man stood before them clothed in the rough camel-hair garment, or burnous, which is common in the East.

    The Brethren

  • Moreover, he was clad in a striped Abá-cloak and a burnous, with a steel cutlass by his side and similar gear, while valour shone from his eyes, testifying in favour of him and not in disfavour of him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Circus wearing burnous and shawls and elegant scarfs.

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • It was a warm evening, butI had flung a great scarlet burnous with gold fringes over my shoulders, and for a moment, so as to enjoy the spectacle more fully, I stood up on our deck.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • She was running and stumbling as she ran, talking to herself, exclaiming, gesticulating; her fair hair was in disorder and her shawl (the burnous and the mantle were unknown in those days) had slipped off her shoulders and was kept on by one pin.

    Lieutenant Yergunov's Story

  • A white-robed, hooded figure, some man in a bathing wrap, absurdly suggestive of an Arab in his burnous, came out from one of the nearer bungalows, and stood clear and still and shadowless in the glare.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • He always dressed in snow white, turban and burnous, with not a single ornament except his jewelled arms, which were superb.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • It was peaked, burnous-like, to form a hood, and this and the corners were hung with heavy white silk tassels.

    The Way Home

  • Before Boyle could open his mouth, the same haunting alien accent came from under the shadow of the burnous, singing-words of the same sort:

    The Complete Father Brown

  • As he strode backwards and forwards he drew nearer and nearer to the little knot of officers, till at last, as he swept by, the flying folds of his burnous brushed against one of the officers.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton


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