a small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal in the southwestern U.S.
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How to use burro in a sentence
The law created herd management areas for wild horses and burros where they were found on public lands in the West.Someone Is Killing Wild Horses in Arizona. One Woman Is Determined to Find Out Who | Marisa Agha / Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Ariz. | March 25, 2022 | Time
We soon found more gates connecting old burro paths dating back to the 18th century, lined with gorgeous old homes.
Cash looked up from studying the last assay report of the burro Lode, and his look was not pleasant.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
He would let Bunting travel light to the Rio Seco, and then load him for her as no burro ever was loaded to cross the border!
“Whisper, I said,” and he put one hand over her mouth and led her over to the little gray burro.
Billie, who was giving a short ration of water to the burro, called across to ask what Kit was laughing at in that hilarious way.
One of the men had a club, and every once in a while he would reach over and hit the burro a heavy blow.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends | Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for burro
a donkey, esp one used as a pack animal
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