burro

[ bur-oh, boo r-oh, buhr-oh ]
/ ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʊər oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ /

noun, plural bur·ros.

a small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal in the southwestern U.S.
any donkey.

Origin of burro

1790–1800; < Spanish < Portuguese, back formation from burrico ass < Vulgar Latin *burriccus for Late Latin burrīcus pony

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH burro

borough burro burrow
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British Dictionary definitions for burro

burro
/ (ˈbʊrəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a donkey, esp one used as a pack animal

Word Origin for burro

C19: Spanish, from Portuguese, from burrico donkey, ultimately from Latin burrīcus small horse
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