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dorado

1

[ duh-rah-doh ]

noun

, plural do·ra·dos, (especially collectively) do·ra·do.


Dorado

2

[ duh-rah-doh; Spanish daw-rah-thaw ]

noun

, genitive Do·ra·dus [d, uh, -, rah, -d, uh, s]
  1. a city in N Puerto Rico.
  2. the Swordfish, a small southern constellation between Volans and Horologium.

Dorado

1

/ dəˈrɑːdəʊ /

noun

  1. a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Reticulum and Pictor and containing part of the Large Magellanic cloud


dorado

2

/ dəˈrɑːdəʊ /

noun

  1. another name for dolphin
  2. a South American river fish of the genus Salminus that resembles a salmon

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dorado1

1595–1605; < Spanish < Late Latin deaurātus, past participle of deaurāre to gild. See de-, aurum, -ate 1

Origin of dorado2

From Spanish, dating back to 1595–1605; dorado

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dorado1

C17: from Spanish, from dorar to gild, from Latin de- + -aurāre, from aurum gold

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Example Sentences

In one image, a crouched woman in a dark alley drinks from a bottle marked “El Dorado,” while boxes burn nearby.

The one that gets me the most is the El Dorado Chemical Plant.

And yet for his new book, The Lost City of Z, Grann marched off into the Amazon jungle to search for a fabled El Dorado.

When it came out of the water it was a bright yellow, to which colour it owes its name of Dorado.

May we not connect with the former existence of this inland sea the fable of the lake Parima and the El Dorado?

The term ‘El Dorado’ has come to be a synonym in the outside world for a sort of earthly paradise, has it not?

To conquer that El Dorado had been Balboa's cherished dream.

But how often is it true that the seeker after El Dorado searches for one thing and finds another.

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