El DoradoEl Do·ra·do
- a legendary country in South America, supposed to be rich in gold and precious stones and sought by early Spanish explorers
- pl. -·dos any place that is, or is supposed to be, rich in gold, opportunity, etc.
Origin of El DoradoSp, the gilded; dorado, past participle of dorar, to gild from Late Latin deaurare, to gild + Classical Latin de-, intensive + aurum, gold
A legendary city or historical region of the New World, often thought to be in South America, that was fabled for its great wealth of gold and precious jewels and eagerly sought by 16th- and 17th-century explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh.
A place of fabulous wealth or inordinately great opportunity.
Origin of El DoradoAfter El Dorado 1
Spanish The golden one