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burro

[bur-oh, boo r-oh, buhr-oh] /ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʊər oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ/
noun, plural burros.
1.
a small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal in the southwestern U.S.
2.
any donkey.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Spanish < Portuguese, back formation from burrico ass < Vulgar Latin *burriccus for Late Latin burrīcus pony
Can be confused
borough, burro, burrow.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for burro

burro

/ˈbʊrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
a donkey, esp one used as a pack animal
Word Origin
C19: Spanish, from Portuguese, from burrico donkey, ultimately from Latin burrīcus small horse
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Word Origin and History for burro
n.

"donkey," 1800, from Spanish burrico "donkey," from Late Latin burricus "small, shaggy horse," probably from burrus "reddish-brown," from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellowish-red," from pyr (genitive pyros) "fire" (see fire (n.)). Or, for its shaggy hair, from Late Latin burra "wool."

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