Definition of El Dorado in English:

El Dorado

Line breaks: El Dor¦ado
Pronunciation: /ˌɛl dəˈrɑːdəʊ
 
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  • 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.
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    • 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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