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 ?
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.
The Arab's left hand was hidden beneath his burnous.
s le concert Idir s'est vu remettre un burnous, un disque d' et un coffret de tous ses albums, par le directeur de l'Office national des droits d'auteurs et droits voisins (Onda) Sami Bencheikh.
After my last evening in Tozeur, which has a lovely old market selling everything from Tommy Cooper-style fez hats and slippers to hookah pipes and Berber burnous robes as worn by Jawas, Sand People and Obi-Wan Kenobi, I travelled east to Tunisia's most famous Star Wars site.
After my last evening in Tozeur, which has a lovely old market selling everything from Tommy Cooperstyle fez hats and slippers to hookah pipes and Berber burnous robes - as worn by Jawas, Sand people and Obi-Wan Kenobi - I travelled east to Tunisia's most famous Star Wars site.
But whether your garb is a burnous, a kaftan, a galabiyah or a loin cloth, the word spreads, and the message is that Shakespeare, whoever he was (in my book the Earl of Oxford ) gets everywhere - even high finance - so we were given Shakespeare in the City, with stocks and shares whizzing up and down which Mr Francis defined as "Much Ado About Nothing" (much rueful laughter here from audience members like me who may have been bitten by fluctuating interest rates).
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.
and this fine black burnous which has made [him] feel invisible, here, since it first dropped over [his] shoulders (21).