doradus

Dorado

[duh-rah-doh; for 1 also Spanish daw-rah-thaw]
noun, genitive Doradus [duh-rah-duhs] , for 2.
1.
a city in N Puerto Rico.
2.
the Swordfish, a small southern constellation between Volans and Horologium.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Spanish; see dorado

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dorado (dəˈrɑːdəʊ)
 
n
1.  another name for dolphin
2.  a South American river fish of the genus Salminus that resembles a salmon

Dorado (dəˈrɑːdəʊ)
 
n , Latin genitive Doradus
a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Reticulum and Pictor and containing part of the Large Magellanic cloud
 
[C17: from Spanish, from dorar to gild, from Latin de- + -aurāre, from aurum gold]

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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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