El Dorado

noun El Do·ra·do \ˌel-də-ˈrä-(ˌ)dō, -ˈrā-\

Definition of EL DORADO

:  a city or country of fabulous riches held by 16th century explorers to exist in South America
:  a place of fabulous wealth or opportunity

Origin of EL DORADO

Spanish, literally, the gilded one
First Known Use: 1596

Rhymes with EL DORADO


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