Definitions for karrookəˈru
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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)
(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
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.