The karoo in southern Africa.
karoo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also kar·roonoun pl. ka·roos also kar·roos
An arid plateau of southern Africa.
Origin: Afrikaans, from Nama !garo-b, desert.
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karoo - Science Definition
A semiarid plateau. The most well-known karoos cover nearly 400,000 sq km (156,000 sq mi) of southern Africa. Karoos are terrace shaped and characterized by low scrub vegetation.
Variant of karroo