[el duh-rah-doh, -rey- or, Spanish, el daw-rah-th aw for 1, 2; el duh-rey-doh for 3, 4]
- 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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- 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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