- 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.
Examples from the Web for eldorado
Moving to Pringle would be a journey of some 1,017 miles from Eldorado.The New Polygamists on the Block: Warren Jeffs’s FLDS on the Move?
December 4, 2012
And the person that draws the longest slip must be the one to find our Eldorado.
Little by little the story of the B-Hive and the quest for an Eldorado came out.
The uncertainly and mystery that enveloped Eldorado was its greatest charm.
Charley Anderson, on Eldorado, panned out $700 in three hours.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
The Antiquary inquired from what Eldorado this treasure was forthcoming.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
- 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 and History for eldorado
1590s, from Spanish El Dorado "the golden one," name given 16c. to country or city believed to lie in the heart of the Amazon jungle, from past participle of dorar "to gild," from Latin deaurare.