Bur"noose, Bur"nous (?), n. [Ar. burnus a kind of high-crowned cap: cf. F. bournous, burnous, Sp. al-bornoz, a sort of upper garment, with a hood attached.]
A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.
A combination cloak and hood worn by women.
[Variously written bournous
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