[bur-oh, boor-oh, buhr-oh]
noun, plural burros.
a small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal in the southwestern U.S.
any donkey.

1790–1800; < Spanish < Portuguese, back formation from burrico ass < Vulgar Latin *burriccus for Late Latin burrīcus pony

borough, burro, burrow.
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burro (ˈbʊrəʊ)
n , pl -ros
a donkey, esp one used as a pack animal
[C19: Spanish, from Portuguese, from burrico donkey, ultimately from Latin burrīcus small horse]

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Word Origin & History

1800, from Sp. burrico "donkey," from L.L. burricus "small, shaggy horse," probably from burrus "reddish-brown," from Gk. pyrros "flame-colored, yellowish-red," from pyr (gen. pyros) "fire."
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Example sentences
She also is called upon to take a fancy to a burro and a pig.
Federal protection and few natural predators have resulted in thriving wild horse and burro populations that increase each year.
Several of these organizations offer wild horse and burro registries.
Listed below are some wild horse and burro trainers.
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