in S Africa, a cape, blanket, or rug made of animal skins
Origin of karossAfrikaans karos
A dressed animal skin, or several skins sewed together, used in southern Africa as a cloak, rug, or blanket.
Origin of karossAfrikaans karos, from obsolete Khoikhoi : possibly originally a diminutive of a Khoikhoi word for skin and containing elements corresponding to modern Nama khòő-b, skin + -rò-, diminutive suff. + -s, feminine sing. n. suff.
- A treated animal-skin cloak with the hair still left on.
- A blanket of treated animal-skin with the hair left on.
From Khoisan (k)caros: a skin blanket, through Afrikaans. (Disputed see talk page.)