[ duh-rah-doh ]
/ dəˈrɑ doʊ /
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noun, plural do·ra·dos, (especially collectively) do·ra·do.
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Origin of dorado

1595–1605; <Spanish <Late Latin deaurātus, past participle of deaurāre to gild. See de-, aurum, -ate1

Other definitions for dorado (2 of 2)

[ duh-rah-doh; for 1 also Spanish daw-rah-thaw ]
/ dəˈrɑ doʊ; for 1 also Spanish dɔˈrɑ ðɔ /

noun, genitive Do·ra·dus [duh-rah-duhs] /dəˈrɑ dəs/ for 2.
a city in N Puerto Rico.
the Swordfish, a small southern constellation between Volans and Horologium.

Origin of Dorado

From Spanish, dating back to 1595–1605; see origin at dorado
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British Dictionary definitions for dorado (1 of 2)

/ (dəˈrɑːdəʊ) /

another name for dolphin (def. 3)
a South American river fish of the genus Salminus that resembles a salmon

British Dictionary definitions for dorado (2 of 2)

/ (dəˈrɑːdəʊ) /

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
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