There are 2 main definitions of dorado in English:

dorado1

Line breaks: dor¦ado
Pronunciation: /dəˈrɑːdəʊ
 
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noun (plural dorados)

1An edible marine fish of warm seas, with silver and bright blue or green coloration when alive. Also called dolphin.
  • Family Coryphaenidae and genus Coryphaena: two species, in particular the large C. hippurus
More example sentences
  • At night we feasted on flesh fish caught off the coast like Wahoo, mahi-mahi, dorado, blue fin and swordfish mixed with rice and black beans.
  • They also go after sunfish, marlin, and dorado, as well as manta rays (the largest of all the rays, these can weigh up to one and a half tons).
  • We've seen a few dorado (aka mahimahi) skipping over the waves.
2A South American freshwater fish with a golden body and red fins, popular as a game fish.
  • Salminus maxillosus, family Characidae

Origin

early 17th century: from Spanish, literally 'gilded', from late Latin deauratus, from deaurare 'to gild over' (see also dory1).

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There are 2 main definitions of dorado in English:

Dorado2

Line breaks: Dor¦ado
Pronunciation: /dəˈrɑːdəʊ
 
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Astronomy

Origin

Spanish (see dorado).

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