Donkey

Don"key

(d"k), n.;
pl. Donkeys (d"kz).
[Prob. dun, in allusion to the color of the animal + a dim. termination.] 1. An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.
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2. A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.
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Donkey engine, a small auxiliary engine not used for propelling, but for pumping water into the boilers, raising heavy weights, and like purposes. -- Donkey pump, a steam pump for feeding boilers, extinguishing fire, etc.; -- usually an auxiliary. -- Donkey's eye (Bot.), the large round seed of the Mucuna pruriens, a tropical leguminous plant.
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