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doré1

[daw-rey] /dɔˈreɪ/
noun, Canadian Dialect
1.
the walleye or pike perch of North America.
Origin of doré1
1765-1775
1765-75; < Canadian French: literally, gilded, French < Late Latin deaurātus; see dorado

doré2

[daw-rey] /dɔˈreɪ/
noun, Mining.
1.
a mixture of gold and silver in cast bars, as bullion.
Origin
< French: literally, gilded; < Late Latin deaurātus; see dorado

Doré

[daw-rey; French daw-rey] /dɔˈreɪ; French dɔˈreɪ/
noun
1.
(Paul) Gustave
[pawl gy-stav] /pɔl güˈstav/ (Show IPA),
1832?–83, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor.
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  • He arrived at doré, the chief town of Libtako, on the 12th of July.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • I suppose that doré believed that I knew at the time who he was.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • She feels she has gone far enough in that little betrayal about doré's Gallery.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • doré had both his mother and his nurse to humor and spoil him.

  • It was as gloomy and impressive a spot as one could find anywhere out of a picture by doré.

  • But she had heard Joyce say that she was going to-morrow to doré's Gallery.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • The scene was like one of doré's most extravagant designs of abysses and shadows.

    Overland John William De Forest
  • I told him that you were going to the doré Gallery to-day with Tommy.

    April's Lady Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
  • The ghostly figure resembled a wild creature of fable, born of the weird fancy of a doré, or an avenging angel of the Apocalypse.

    Banzai! Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
  • Plainly there was something in common between the working moods of Poe and doré.

    The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
British Dictionary definitions for doré

doré

/ˈdɔːreɪ; -riː/
noun
1.
another name for walleye (sense 5), walleye (sense 6)
Word Origin
C18: from French, gilded; see dory

Doré

/French dɔre/
noun
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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