Definition of burro in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊrəʊ

noun (plural burros)

chiefly US
  • A small donkey used as a pack animal.
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    • What if we returned not just mustangs and burros but also elephants and lions to our continent's wilds?
    • Excess numbers of horses and burros pose a threat to wildlife, livestock, the improvement of range conditions, and ultimately their own survival.
    • Others certainly consider the Swell - with its scenic geology, archaeological sites, wild horses, burros, and Utah's largest herd of desert bighorn sheep - a special place.


early 19th century: from Spanish.

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