Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday May 4, 2013

colorado, adjective:

The state of Colorado gets its name from this word. It was the Spanish who first called the area Colorado because of the red color of the soil, and the name was later chosen for the State by Congress in 1861. The letter C of the state flag is also red to represent the ruddy color of the earth there.

Content By
© HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2006. All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2015, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help