noun, plural bur·ros.
Origin of burro
Examples from the Web for burro
Burro is a very high island, and may be seen at the distance of twenty leagues with great ease.
Confiding Scotch went out to play with the burro and was kicked.The Story of Scotch|Enos A. Mills
He was a clever workman, and, when he worked, as regular and faithful as a burro.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
Florence hurried across the street and began explaining to the woman about their search for Carlitos and the burro.The Mystery of Carlitos|Helen Randolph
The late Tertiary horse has grown to be the size of a burro of to-day, though probably it was a little more slender.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
British Dictionary definitions for burro
noun plural -ros
Word Origin for burro
Word Origin and History for burro
"donkey," 1800, from Spanish burrico "donkey," from Late Latin burricus "small, shaggy horse," probably from burrus "reddish-brown," from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellowish-red," from pyr (genitive pyros) "fire" (see fire (n.)). Or, for its shaggy hair, from Late Latin burra "wool."