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[daw-rey] /dɔˈreɪ/
noun, Canadian Dialect.
the walleye or pike perch of North America.
Origin of doré1
1765-75; < Canadian French: literally, gilded, French < Late Latin deaurātus; see dorado


[daw-rey] /dɔˈreɪ/
noun, Mining.
a mixture of gold and silver in cast bars, as bullion.
< French: literally, gilded; < Late Latin deaurātus; see dorado


[daw-rey; French daw-rey] /dɔˈreɪ; French dɔˈreɪ/
(Paul) Gustave
[pawl gy-stav] /pɔl güˈstav/ (Show IPA),
1832?–83, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for doré
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  • I suppose that doré believed that I knew at the time who he was.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • Life, it may be, stranger than ever Dante described or doré sketched.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • doré had both his mother and his nurse to humor and spoil him.

  • But she had heard Joyce say that she was going to-morrow to doré's Gallery.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • I told him that you were going to the doré Gallery to-day with Tommy.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • He arrived at doré, the chief town of Libtako, on the 12th of July.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • The scene was like one of doré's most extravagant designs of abysses and shadows.


    John William De Forest
  • The first time you go to London go into the doré picture gallery.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
  • To take a thought from my own "doré Lectures" we may put it in this way.

  • Plainly there was something in common between the working moods of Poe and doré.

    The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
British Dictionary definitions for doré


/ˈdɔːreɪ; -riː/
another name for walleye (sense 5), walleye (sense 6)
Word Origin
C18: from French, gilded; see dory


/French dɔre/
(Paul) Gustave (ɡystav). 1832–83, French illustrator, whose style tended towards the grotesque. He illustrated the Bible, Dante's Inferno, Cervantes' Don Quixote, and works by Rabelais
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