do·​ra·​do | \ də-ˈrä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce dorado (audio) \

Definition of dorado

 (Entry 1 of 2)


geographical name
Do·​ra·​do | \ dō-ˈrä-t͟hō How to pronounce Dorado (audio) \

Definition of Dorado (Entry 2 of 2)

city west of San Juan in northern Puerto Rico population 38,165

Examples of dorado in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Also, fly fishing for golden dorado in Bolivia, which is the No. 1 bucket-list item on the company’s top 12 promotion. Matt Wyatt,, "Website works like Airbnb for bucket-list fishing trips," 9 May 2020 These are the trips where white and blue marlin weighing hundreds of pounds are available for the taking, in addition to large tuna, wahoo and dorado. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "A quiet sport: Galveston offers great fishing activities," 20 Sep. 2019 The Gulf, meanwhile, can bring everything from Kingfish, snapper, dorado and even shark within 30 miles of shore. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "A quiet sport: Galveston offers great fishing activities," 20 Sep. 2019 At this resort, famed for its quiet allure and world-class sportfishing, expect to bag marlin, sailfish, or dorado—with the help of experienced guides—and then dine on your catch that evening. Jenny Peters, National Geographic, "Baja California Sur: The ultimate road trip," 25 July 2019 So the dolphins circled around my boat and one dolphin emerged minutes later with a dorado in its mouth. D.j Hopson, Popular Mechanics, "Life at Sea: The Best of Katie Spotz's Travelogue," 24 Mar. 2010 My favorite segment was about how flying fish can use their wings to escape their super-fast and efficient underwater predators called dorados. Michael Heaton,, "'Incredible Predators' combines entertainment and education (review)," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of dorado


1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dorado


Spanish, from past participle of dorar to gild, from Latin deaurare, from de- + aurum gold — more at aureus

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