a dry tableland, esp. one in S Africa
also sp. ka·roo′
Origin of karrooHottentot karo
the Great Karroo
karroo in S South Africa: c. 350 mi (563 km) long & 2,000 to 3,000 ft (610 to 914 m) high
Variant of karoo.
A semiarid plateau region of southwest South Africa. It is divided into the North Karroo, along the Orange River; the Great (or Central) Karroo; and the Little Karroo, near the coast.
- Alternative form of karoo.