Origin of coloradoSp, red, literally , colored, past participle of colorar from Classical Latin colorare from color: see color
of medium strength and color: said of cigars
- Mountain State of the W U.S.: admitted 1876: 103,718 sq mi (268,627 sq km); cap. Denver: abbrev. CO or Colo
- river in SW U.S., flowing from the Rocky Mts. of N Colo. southwest through Utah & along the Arizona-Nevada & Arizona-California borders into the Gulf of California: 1,450 mi (2,333 km)
- river in Tex., flowing from the NW part southeast into the Gulf of Mexico: 840 mi (1,352 km)
Origin of Coloradofrom Spanish name of the river, Río Colorado, literally , reddish-brown river
Abbr. CO or Col. or Colo.
A state of the west-central United States. It was admitted as the 38th state in 1876. First explored by the Spanish in the 16th and 17th centuries, the region was added to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and a cession by Mexico (1848). The Colorado Territory was organized in 1861. Denver is the capital and the largest city.x
- Col′o·ra′dan Col′o·ra′do·an
- A state of the United States of America Capital and largest city: Denver.
- Colorado is a big state.
- We talked to half the state of Colorado and got nowhere.
- And tell me this: how do you conveniently come up with a full skeleton in little Ouray, Colorado over a forty-eight-hour weekend?
- Ryland worked for the National Forest Service and regaled Donnie with tales of the outdoor splendors of the Colorado mountains.
- Even the bison, to some extent, keeps pace with the seasons cropping the pastures of the Colorado only till a greener and sweeter grass awaits him by the Yellowstone.