El-dorado meaning

də-rädō, -rā-
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.
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A place of fabulous wealth or inordinately great opportunity.
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(place, proper) A legendary country in South America, supposed to be rich in gold and precious stones and sought by early Spanish explorers.
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Any place that is, or is supposed to be, rich in gold, opportunity, etc.
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A Muisca tribal chief who covered himself in gold dust.
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A legendary lost city of gold.
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Thus, any place of fabulous wealth.
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Origin of el-dorado

  • After El Dorado

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish The golden one

    From Wiktionary