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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Karroo \Kar*roo"\ (k[.a]r*r[=oo]"), n.; pl. Karroos (k[.a]r*r[=oo]z"). One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also karoo.] [1913 Webster] The Great Karroo, or The Karroo, a vast plateau, in Cape Colony, stretching through five degrees of longitude, at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. [1913 Webster]