• WordNet 3.6
    • n burnoose a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burnoose A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.
    • Burnoose A combination cloak and hood worn by women.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burnoose An outer garment made of a coarse woolen fabric, worn by men in the Barbary States, throughout northwestern Africa, and in Arabia. It differs from the aba in having a hood, and in being more commonly made of undyed wool, so that it generally has a brownish-white color without stripes or pattern; but it is also made black, and striped with red and white.
    • n burnoose Hence A garment worn by women in Europe and the United States at different times since 1850. It sometimes has a hood with a tassel at the end, and is in general a loose outer cloak without sleeves. It has been made of many different materials, usually with stripes.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. burnus, a kind of high-crowned cap: cf. F. bournous, burnous, Sp. al-bornoz, a sort of upper garment, with a hood attached


In literature:

Now he caught a fleeting glimpse of a white burnoose.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A horseman, white burnoosed, rode out through the gateway of the village.
"Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He thought that, as in Africa he had to put on a burnoose and sit in a mosque, so in Moscow he must be beneficent like the Tsars.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
He casts many inquisitive glances upon his guide and other Arabs whom they meet to see how they wear the burnoose.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
A burnoosed, turbaned Arab standing inside salaamed profoundly.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
With that and a burnoose your face and hands only will be visible.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
There he passed the door with his dreamy Syrian face, his red rose, his white burnoose, his straggling followers.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
The Arabs and negroes of the convoy were lying motionless in the open air, rolled in their burnooses.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 452" by Various
There will be no difficulty about that, for we often dye our burnooses brown, especially when we are starting on a long journey.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
He can wear our burnoose and haik; they will be enough.
"In the Mahdi's Grasp" by George Manville Fenn
Then a heap of blue and a gray burnoose in the same place tell us Abdullah is asleep.
"Harper's Young People, January 20, 1880" by Various
Daoud felt the murderous heat of the noon sun on his head through his burnoose.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
At least half the women still wore the haik and veil, half the men the burnoose.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Scotty jumped in and grabbed his second attacker by the burnoose, then fell backward with him and flipped.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Homer Crawford came to his feet and pushed back the hood of the burnoose.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
From within his red burnoose, Oswell produced a clinking bag.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
The morning sun rises on the sands of Sahara and lights upon the first burnoose.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
The Arab men, wrapped in their burnoose, look on mechanically, turning their rosewood beads in their hands.
"My Trip Around the World" by Eleonora Hunt
In his tent the Sultan Casim Ammeh sat, in white burnoose, awaiting the return of his spies.
"A Son of the Sahara" by Louise Gerard
It is something like the folding of the Arab's burnoose.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence