- a small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal in the southwestern U.S.
- any donkey.
Origin of burro
Examples from the Web for burro
And my burro sleeps beneath the wall, in the shadow of nodding roses.The Book of Khalid
The donkey, or burro, as it is called, is to be seen everywhere in this country.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
The old Indian cut off some strips of burro jerke and threw them on the coals.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
Bring up that third burro; I want to examine these fragments a little.
"Looks as if a burro had been here from the tracks," exclaimed Roger.The Forbidden Trail
- a donkey, esp one used as a pack animal
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."