kaross (plural karosses)
- (South Africa) A treated animal-skin cloak or blanket with the hair still left on.
- 1878, "The Caracal" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. V, p. 81:
- 1897, James Bryce, Impressions of South Africa, p. 90:
- 1992, Mark Owens & al., Cry of the Kalahari, ISBN 0395647800:
- “Our bedroom had a sweeping view of the water and clean sheets and towels had been laid out for us on a kaross of jackal pelts.”
- 1996, E Hausen, Human History at the Crossroads: Where Do We Go from Here?, ISBN 0897894839:
- “For the first two years, of life a baby was carried in a carrier, lined with absorbent grass, inside her kaross, (a treated animal skin made into a cape...)”