From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kaross \Ka*ross"\, n. [Native name.]
   A native garment or rug of skin sewed together in the form of
   a square. [South Africa]

         The wants of a native . . . are confined to a kaross
         (skin cloak) or some pieces of cotton cloth. --James
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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