Colorado meaning

kŏl'ə-răd'ō, -rä'dō
Of medium strength and color.
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Mountain State of the W U.S.: admitted 1876: 103,718 sq mi (268,627 sq km); cap. Denver.
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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)
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River in Tex., flowing from the NW part southeast into the Gulf of Mexico: 840 mi (1,352 km)
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A state of the United States of America Capital and largest city: Denver.
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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.
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Origin of colorado

  • < Sp name of the river, Río Colorado, lit., reddish-brown river
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • After the Colorado River, from Spanish colorado, colored, red, reddish, because of the reddish-brown color of its water.
    From Wiktionary