Definition of burro
: donkey; especially : a small one used as a pack animal
Examples of burro in a Sentence
used a burro to carry the supplies
Recent Examples of burro from the Web
Its most famous residents are the wild burros (released by early prospectors) who roam freely between shops named in their honor, like Classy Ass Gifts and Jackass Junction.
The BLM has a mustang and burro adoption program, and the Mustang Heritage Foundation is working with the BLM to find permanent homes for the horses, too.
An additional 13,191 burros were on the range — about half in Arizona.
Chapa, who provided mules for racers, told him about Leadville’s pack burro race over Mosquito Pass.
A few Colorado miners in the 1940s began racing their burros from Leadville to Fairplay along mountain trails that were 13,000 feet high and 30 miles long.
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Origin and Etymology of burro
Spanish, irregular from borrico, from Late Latin burricus small horse
First Known Use: 1775See Words from the same year
BURRO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of burro for English Language Learners
: a small donkey
BURRO Defined for Kids
Definition of burro for Students
: a small donkey often used to carry loads
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