Karoo definition

kə-ro͝o
An arid plateau of southern Africa.
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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.
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Any vast prairie bordering a desert.
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The vast plain in South Africa that borders the Kalahari Desert.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of karoo - Karroo

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
karoo
Plural:
karoos

Origin of karoo

  • Afrikaans from Nama !garo-b veld, grazing land

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition