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Line breaks: zon¦key
Pronunciation: /ˈzɒŋki

Definition of zonkey in English:


The hybrid offspring of a donkey and a zebra: a zonkey has been born at an animal reserve in Florence
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  • A zonkey is making news in Florence.
  • Ippo the zonkey was carried by a rare breed donkey and fathered by a zebra confiscated from a failing zoo.
  • The zonkey could live well into its 20s but will be unable to reproduce.


1950s: blend of zebra and donkey.

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