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