A dressed animal skin, or several skins sewed together, used in southern Africa as a cloak, rug, or blanket.
In S Africa, a cape, blanket, or rug made of animal skins.
A treated animal-skin cloak with the hair still left on.
A blanket of treated animal-skin with the hair left on.
Origin of kaross
Afrikaans 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