burro

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of burro

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

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BURRO Defined for English Language Learners

burro

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Definition of burro for English Language Learners

  • : a small donkey


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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