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 (bûr′ō, bo͝or′ō, bŭr′ō)
n. pl. bur·ros
1. A small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal.
2. Slang A drug smuggler who swallows bags filled with a drug, especially heroin or cocaine, to avoid detection by drug enforcement officers or customs officials.

[Spanish, back-formation from borrico, donkey, from Vulgar Latin *burrīcus, variant of Late Latin būricus, burricus, small horse, of unknown origin.]


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]


(ˈbɜr oʊ, ˈbʊər oʊ, ˈbʌr oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
1. a small donkey, esp. one used as a pack animal.
2. any donkey.
[1790–1800; < Sp < Portuguese, back formation from burrico ass < Vulgar Latin *burriccus for Late Latin burrīcus pony]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burro - small donkey used as a pack animalburro - small donkey used as a pack animal  
domestic ass, donkey, Equus asinus - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
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We'll take a burro, or a pack-train of burros,' was my suggestion.
I've got to where I savvy the burro, an' you bet I can plow against most of 'm right now.
On March 3, 1866, Powell and I packed his provisions on two of our burros, and bidding me good-bye he mounted his horse, and started down the mountainside toward the valley, across which led the first stage of his journey.
A secret pasture for prospectors and a resting-place for tired burros, by damn
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