noun, plural do·ra·dos, ( especially collectively) do·ra·do. Origin of dorado 1595–1605;
Late Latin deaurātus,
past participle of
to gild. See
-ate 1 Dorado [d uh- rah-doh; for 1 also daw- Spanish - rah th aw] noun, genitive Do·ra·dus [d uh- rah-d uh s] /dəˈrɑ dəs/ for 2. a city in N Puerto Rico. the Swordfish, a small southern constellation between Volans and Horologium. Origin of Dorado
dating back to
see origin at
dorado El Dorado [el d uh- rah-doh, - rey- , el daw- or, Spanish - rah th aw for 1, 2; el d uh- rey-doh for 3, 4] noun a legendary treasure city of South America, sought by the early Spanish explorers. any place offering great wealth. a city in S Arkansas. a town in S Kansas.
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Examples from the Web for dorado Historical Examples of dorado
Scarcely could you say he became more at his ease, more the boon compaero and
Morales had called him his
dorado, his brave little golden one!
This is the guaracapema of Piso and Marcgrave, by others called the
“Orange the best bait for a
dorado,” said the Italian softly, as he placed the point of the hook to his satisfaction.
The fish course included the royal sturgeon, the
dorado or sword-fish, the turbot. British Dictionary definitions for dorado noun a South American river fish of the genus Salminus that resembles a salmon noun Latin genitive Doradus ( dəˈrɑːdəs) a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Reticulum and Pictor and containing part of the Large Magellanic cloud Word Origin for Dorado
C17: from Spanish, from
dorar to gild, from Latin de- + -aurāre, from aurum gold noun a fabled city in South America, rich in treasure and sought by Spanish explorers in the 16th century Also: eldorado any place of great riches or fabulous opportunity Word Origin for El Dorado
C16: from Spanish, literally: the gilded (place)
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El Dorado [(el duh- rah-doh)]
A place of fabulous wealth, or an opportunity to obtain it. During the
gold rush many adventurers believed that California would be their El Dorado. The name comes from the name of a legendary South American city of stupendous riches sought by Spanish conquistadores.
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