Variant of El Dorado
- a legendary country in South America, supposed to be rich in gold and precious stones and sought by early Spanish explorers
- pl. El Dorados☆ any place that is, or is supposed to be, rich in gold, opportunity, etc.
Origin: Sp, the gilded; dorado, pp. of dorar, to gild < LL deaurare, to gild + L de-, intens. + aurum, gold
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