Pronunciation: (ku-rOO'), [key]
—pl. -roos for 2.
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.
2. (l.c.) an arid South African tableland with red clay soil.
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