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burro

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noun bur·ro \ˈbər-(ˌ)ō, ˈbu̇r-; ˈbə-(ˌ)rō\

Simple Definition of burro

  • : a small donkey

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burro

plural burros

  1. :  donkey; especially :  a small one used as a pack animal

Examples of burro in a sentence

  1. <used a burro to carry the supplies>



Origin of burro

Spanish, irregular from borrico, from Late Latin burricus small horse


First Known Use: 1775

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Rhymes with burro


BURRO Defined for Kids

burro

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noun bur·ro \ˈbər-ō\

Definition of burro for Students

plural burros

  1. :  a small donkey often used to carry loads





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