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noun Canadian Dialect.
  1. the walleye or pike perch of North America.
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Origin of doré1

1765–75; < Canadian French: literally, gilded, French < Late Latin deaurātus; see dorado


noun Mining.
  1. a mixture of gold and silver in cast bars, as bullion.
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Origin of doré2

< French: literally, gilded; < Late Latin deaurātus; see dorado


  1. Monts [mawn] /mɔ̃/, a group of mountains in central France: highest peak, 6188 feet (1885 meters).
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[daw-rey; French daw-rey]
  1. (Paul) Gus·tave [pawl gy-stav] /pɔl güˈstav/, 1832?–83, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor.
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  • “Happy to see you, gentlemen,” answered Dore, with the greatest coolness.

    The Rival Crusoes

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Her alarm increased when she found that Dore had crept away.

    The Ferryman of Brill

    William H. G. Kingston

  • I show'd her into his room, and shut the dore, just enuf so as I could see all wot went on.

    The Bad Boy At Home

    Walter T. Gray

  • Anciently, in the chapell, was a little organ over the dore of the skreen.

  • This underneath was writt on the dore of the House of Commons.

British Dictionary definitions for dore


  1. another name for walleye (def. 5), walleye (def. 6)
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Word Origin

C18: from French, gilded; see dory


  1. (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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