eldorado

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eldorado
1596, from Sp. El Dorado "the golden one," name given 16c. to country or city believed to lie in the heart of the Amazon jungle, from pp. of dorar "to gild."
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eldorado

noun
an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers [syn: El Dorado
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