Definition of Karroo

1. n. One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations.



Definition of Karroo

1. Noun. (alternative form of karoo) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Karroo

1. a dry plateau [n -ROOS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Karroo

karns
karo
karob
karobs
karoo
karoos
karoshi
kaross
karosses
karpatite
karpholite
karpinskite
karree
karri
karris
karroo (current term)
karroos
karsey
karseys
karsies
karst
karstenite
karstic
karstification
karstifications
karstify
karstological
karstologist
karstologists
karstology

Literary usage of Karroo

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

1. The Geology of South Africa by Frederick Henry Hatch, George Steuart Corstorphine (1905)
"PART II THE karroo ROCKS CHAPTER I THE karroo SYSTEM THE term karroo System is here used to include all the strata from the base of the ..."

2. Home Life on an Ostrich Farm by Annie Martin (1891)
"We move up-country—Situation of farm—Strange vegetation of karroo ... We had no very long distance to travel, for the farm in the karroo district which T ..."

3. Travels in Southern Africa in the Years, 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806 by Hinrich Lichtenstein, Anne Plumptre (1812)
"ON the fifteenth of November we again set forwards towards the karroo, .and at noon reached the last place on the terrace of the Little ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"On the Reputed Mammals from the karroo Formation of Cape Colony. ... The author describes fragments of jaws and teeth from Upper karroo strata at Wonderboom ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"karroo, two extensive plateaus in the Cape province, South Africa, known respectively as the Great and Little karroo. karroo is a corruption of ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1893)
"A conical hill of regular geometrical contour lay. grey and isolated, on the carpet of karroo grass in the middle distance to the right, as if it had been ..."

7. Official Handbook: History, Productions and Resources of the Cape of Good Hope by John Noble (1886)
"The plateau of the " karroo " or " Great karroo " is a vast tract of ... The approximate average level of the karroo is about 3000 feet above sea level. ..."

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