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Dorado

[duh-rah-doh; for 1 also Spanish daw-rah-th aw] /dəˈrɑ doʊ; for 1 also Spanish dɔˈrɑ ðɔ/
noun, genitive Doradus
[duh-rah-duh s] /dəˈrɑ dəs/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
a city in N Puerto Rico.
2.
the Swordfish, a small southern constellation between Volans and Horologium.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Spanish; see dorado
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British Dictionary definitions for doradus

dorado

/dəˈrɑːdəʊ/
noun
1.
another name for dolphin (sense 3)
2.
a South American river fish of the genus Salminus that resembles a salmon

Dorado

/dəˈrɑːdəʊ/
noun (Latin genitive) Doradus (dəˈrɑːdəs)
1.
a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Reticulum and Pictor and containing part of the Large Magellanic cloud
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from dorar to gild, from Latin de- + -aurāre, from aurum gold
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Encyclopedia Article for doradus

dorado

(Salminus maxillosus), powerful game fish of the characin family, Characidae, found in South American rivers. The dorado is golden, with red fins and with lengthwise rows of dots on its body, and superficially resembles a salmon. It reaches a length of about 1 m (39 inches) and a weight of more than 18 kg (40 pounds)

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