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also Ka·roo  (kə-ro͞o′)
A semiarid plateau region of southwest South Africa. It is divided into the North Karroo, along the Orange River; the Great (or Central) Karroo; and the Little Karroo, near the coast.


Variant of karoo.



n., pl. -roos for 2.
1. a vast plateau in the S Republic of South Africa, in Cape of Good Hope province. 100,000 sq. mi. (260,000 sq. km); 3000–4000 ft. (900–1200 m) above sea level.
2. (l.c.) Also, ka•roo′. an arid South African tableland with red clay soil.
[< Afrikaans kar(r)oo]
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Several species occur in the Karroo desert; the western border runs through the Herero land; eastward, species are known to Transvaal and Natal.
Karroo thorn, rosewood and kochia were found to pose the greatest threat under climate change while white weeping broom and fringed dodder were predicted to have the highest risk of establishing in new areas.
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