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.

(Kar"a*gane) n. [Russ. karagan'] (Zoöl.) A species of gray fox found in Russia.

(Ka"ra*ism) n. Doctrines of the Karaites.

(Ka"ra*ite) n. [Heb. qara to read.] (Eccl. Hist.) A sect of Jews who adhere closely to the letter of the Scriptures, rejecting the oral law, and allowing the Talmud no binding authority; — opposed to the Rabbinists.

(Ka*ra"tas) n. (Bot.) A West Indian plant of the Pineapple family (Nidularium Karatas).

(Kar"ma) n. [Skr.] (Buddhism) One's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existence. (Theos.) The doctrine of fate as the inflexible result of cause and effect; the theory of inevitable consequence.

(Kar*ma"thi*an) n. One of a Mohammedan sect founded in the ninth century by Karmat.

(Karn) n. [Cornish. Cf. Cairn.] (Mining) A pile of rocks; sometimes, the solid rock. See Cairn.

(Ka"rob) n. [Cf. Carat.] The twenty-fourth part of a grain; — a weight used by goldsmiths. Crabb.

(Kar"pho*lite) n. [Gr. rice straw + -lite: cf. F. carpholithe.] (Min.) A fibrous mineral occurring in tufts of a straw-yellow color. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and manganese.

(Kar*roo") n.; pl. Karroos One of the dry table-lands of South Africa, which often rise terracelike to considerable elevations. [Also karoo.]

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