burnous


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bur·nous

also bur·noose  (bər-no͞os′)
n.
A hooded cloak worn especially by Arabs and Berbers.

[French burnous, from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros, hooded cloak, from Late Latin birrus.]

burnous

(bɜːˈnuːs; -ˈnuːz) ,

burnouse

or

burnoose

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long circular cloak with a hood attached, worn esp by Arabs
[C17: via French burnous from Arabic burnus, from Greek birros cloak]
burˈnoused, burˈnoosed adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burnous - a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one pieceburnous - a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
cloak - a loose outer garment
References in classic literature ?
The Arab's left hand was hidden beneath his burnous.
Rose was quite ready to go, being anxious to try a certain soft burnous from the box, which not only possessed a most engaging little hood, but had funny tassels bobbing in all directions.
She wore her poor old burnous and the green shawl; her face still showed signs of illness, it was thinner and paler.
Des stands offrent en effet une panoplie d'articles et de produits faits mains a l'image de ces realisations dans le tissage, le travail du cuir et tout ce qui est artisanal, entre burnous, tapis, selles.
Cette derniere a execute de superbes choregraphies avec des dehanchements pour les femmes et la danse avec les epaules pour les hommes habilles de tenues traditionnelles (robes et bijoux pour les femmes, gandoura et burnous pour les hommes).
Des costumes de differentes regions du pays y seront exposes, entre autres, haik, melhfa des Aures, meherma de Kabylie, djellaba, le burnous.
Et si, au mois de janvier, il devient tout blanc, pour eux c'est son burnous qu'il porte, un bon presage pour les nappes phreatiques.
Out of the picturesque and exotic qualities of the djellabas, turbans, burnous, sirwals, and darboukas, Morrice and Lyman succeed in conveying the authenticity of each individual, imparting to them "the deep gravity that persists in every human being," as Matisse wrote about the portrait, the painting genre which interested him the most.
Lebanese ready-to-wear designer Rabih Kayrouz presented a collection during Paris Fashion Week based on the burnous, a hooded, wool cloak found in North African countries.
Jebali, from the Ennahda party, said a lone gunman wearing the traditional hooded long burnous robe shot Belaid with three bullets fired at close range as he left his Tunis home on Wednesday morning.
Sur la chaussee, dans un espace assez large pour permettre une petite evolution, sept ou huit arabes en burnous caracolaient, lancaient leurs chevaux les uns sur les autres, tantot debout, tantot couches sur l'encolure de leur bete, poussant des cris, tirant des coups de fusil.
Clad in the burnous (a woolly overshawl) and the kafia, the Lawrence of Arabia type headcloth, we all looked the part.