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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a vast plateau in the S Republic of South Africa, in Cape of Good Hope province. 100,000 sq. mi. (260,000 sq. km); 3000–4000 ft. (900–1200 m) above sea level.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. (l.c.) Also, ka•roo′. an arid South African tableland with red clay soil.

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Origin of Karroo:

< Afrik kar(r)oo

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Karroo

    the name of a barren tract of tableland in South Africa with a clay soil, which, however, bursts into grassy verdure and blossom after rain; the Great Karroo, which is 850 m. long and about 80 m. broad, is 3000 ft. above the sea-level, while the Little Karroo is 1000 ft. lower; large flocks of sheep are pastured on them, and the value of the land has immensely increased within late years.


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