Meaning of karroid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkarɔɪd/


mainly technical South African
  • Of or characteristic of the Karoo.

    ‘It is here, on the calcareous soils, that patches of karroid scrub veld are to be found on the Reserve.’
    • ‘The natural vegetation is characterised by small karroid bushes, hardy geophytes, and succulents.’
    • ‘The 5 species are endemic to karroid regions in the southwestern parts of South Africa.’
    • ‘It is possible to estimate reliable current grazing capacities for any section of veld in the karroid areas at the moment.’
    • ‘The primary purpose of the Tsolwana Nature Reserve is the conservation of a representative sample of the region's karroid landscapes, habitats, heritage and species.’