Definition of Karoo

1. Proper noun. The vast plain in South Africa that borders the Kalahari Desert. ¹



2. Noun. Any vast prairie bordering a desert. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Karoo

1. karroo [n KAROOS] - See also: karroo

Lexicographical Neighbors of Karoo

karma
karmaless
karmas
karmic
karmically
karn
karnal blunt
karnay
karnays
karnofsky performance score
karnofsky performance status
karns
karo
karob
karobs
karoo
karoos
karoshi
kaross
karosses
karpatite
karpholite
karpinskite
karree
karri
karris
karroo
karroos
karsey
karseys

Literary usage of Karoo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. British Dominions: Their Present Commercial and Industrial Condition; a by William James Ashley (1911)
"In the karoo, the land looks, to the uninitiated, like a desert. Scarcely a blade of grass is to be seen—only squat bushes, dotted about on the arid-looking ..."

2. Descriptive Handbook of the Cape Colony: Its Condition and Resources by John Noble (1875)
"The southern part of this tract has still the same characteristics of soil and vegetation and rarity of permanent waters which made the " Karoo " seem to ..."

3. What I Think of South Africa: Its People and Its Politics by Stuart C. Cumberland (1896)
"I have seen nothing like the Karoo in all my travels : there are bits of Patagonia, I believe, like it; and it bears, so far as I can judge, ..."

4. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1835)
"... and on the Karoo Ground to the North-East of the Cape of Good Hope. By WILLIAM NICOL, Esq. Communicated by the Author. ..."

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