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Definition of burnous noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

burnous

 noun
(usually North American English burnoose) noun
BrE BrE//bɜːˈnuːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɜːrˈnuːs//
 
 
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a long loose item of outer clothing with a hood (= covering for the head), worn by Arabs Word Origin late 16th cent.: French, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros ‘cloak’.