- small donkey used as a pack pet
- A donkey.
"donkey," 1800, from Spanish burrico "donkey," from Late Latin burricus "little, shaggy horse," probably from burrus "reddish-brown," from Greek pyrros "flame-colored, yellowish-red," from pyr (genitive pyros) "fire" (see fire (n.)). Or, because of its shaggy locks, from belated Latin burra "wool."
a phrase for a donkey or ass
burrito [Aloysia polystachya, Lippia polystachya, Wendita calysina] [also burro]
(n.) A donkey.
The roads, if you could charitably call them such, had been cut a hundred years past by men who knew only their boots or a burro for transportation and had never seen a motorized vehicle, even one as hardy as a Jeep.