kaross

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is unclear; W. Ten Rhyne (1673) places it as one of the "Corrupt Dutch Words". If that identification is accurate, its origin may be Dutch kuras (cuirass).

Noun[edit]

kaross (plural karosses)

  1. (South Africa) A treated animal-skin cloak or blanket with the hair still left on.