A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare). Horses and donkeys are different species, with different numbers of chromosomes. Of the two F1 hybrids (first generation hybrids) between these two species, a mule is easier to obtain than a hinny, which is the offspring of a female donkey (jenny) and a male horse (stallion).
The size of a mule and work to which it is put depend largely on the breeding of the mule’s female parent (dam). Mules can be lightweight, medium weight, or when produced from draft horse mares, of moderately heavy weight. Mules are reputed to be more patient, hardy and long-lived than horses, and are described as less obstinate and more intelligent than donkeys.
The generally sterile male or female hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
The generally sterile hybrid offspring of any two species of animals.
A hybrid plant.
A stubborn person.
A person paid to smuggle drugs.
A coin or medal minted with obverse and reverse designs not normally seen on the same piece, either intentionally or in error.
A MMORPG character, or NPC companion in a tabletop RPG, used mainly to store extra inventory for the owner’s primary character.
Any of a group of cocktails involving ginger ale or ginger beer, citrus juice, and various liquors.
A kind of cotton-spinning machine.
A shoe that has no fitting or strap around the heel, but which covers the foot.
To smuggle (illegal drugs).
a male donkey
a foolish or stupid person
an inappropriately rude or obnoxious person
Jackass (proper noun)
a jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold ’em due to phonetic similarity
to behave very obnoxiously