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] EXAMPLES | 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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And the person that draws the longest slip must be the one to find our
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.
The Antiquary inquired from what
Eldorado this treasure was forthcoming. British Dictionary definitions for eldorado 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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Word Origin and History for eldorado n.
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.
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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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