American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation of the Southern Hemisphere near Reticulum and Pictor, containing a great portion of the large Magellanic Cloud.
- Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Italian dorato, "gilded, golden", ultimately from Latin deauratus, the past participle of deaurō ("to gild"). (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, dolphin (fish), from Late Latin deaurātus, past participle of deaurāre, to gild; see dory2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hotel Dorado is close to the center of town and Mayas is on the beach on the street that separates San Patricio and Villa Obregon, the two villages that make up Melaque.”
“If El Dorado is an Olmec city, as the movie proposes, what is it doing in North America?”
“Dorado is often called mahi mahi, and is an excellent grilling fish because its large-flaked flesh does not fall apart easily on the grill.”
“But for what it's worth, the El Dorado is on the highway, right side, at the first stoplight as you're heading south through Matahuala.”
“Centuries after the conquistadors, "the myth of El Dorado is being revived by archaeologists," Meggers wrote last fall in the journal Latin American Antiquity, referring to the persistent Spanish delusion that cities of gold existed in the jungle.”
“Pizarro comes to a difficult river and sends a small party on ahead to scout for the legendary El Dorado, which is a great idea except for the fact that he has the lapse in judgment to make Aguirre second in command of this party.”
“THE BUILDING WE WENT TO was called the Dorado, deep in Culver City.”
“Gorgeously plumaged, they skim, like flashes of light, over the water, which is full of all kinds of fish including "Dorado," a splendid fighting fish, excellent eating, which can be caught with rod or fly, and goes up to 10 kilos in weight;”
“Raleigh ascended in 1595, in quest, like other adventurers of his day, of the fabled "Dorado" or "Gilded Man".”
“EXCELSIOR, Minn., Dec. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dorado Ocean Resources ("Dorado") today announced results from its first 100 days of ocean-floor exploration for precious and base metals in the South Pacific.”
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