Definition of burro in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbərō/ Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝orō/

noun (plural burros)

chiefly US
A small donkey used as a pack animal.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with burro

burrow, furrow

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Syllabification: bur·ro

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