Definition of El Dorado in English:

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El Dorado

Pronunciation: /ˌɛl dəˈrɑːdəʊ/
1The name of a fictitious country or city abounding in gold, formerly believed to exist somewhere in the region of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers.
1.1 [as noun] (also eldorado) (plural El Dorados or eldorados) A place of great abundance.
Example sentences
  • Despite all this, the Kingdom is an eldorado for job and donation seekers.
  • While mining has excavated an El Dorado for both the company and the Indonesian Government, it has been an ecological, social and economic purgatory for the Papuans.
  • And now, two decades later, Todd and I have rediscovered this El Dorado of rock in the hidden corazón of Mexico, and we've climbed its apocryphal face.

Origin

Spanish, literally 'the gilded one'.

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