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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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,, 22 May 2017 See More

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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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Dorado geographical name

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

Definition of Dorado

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

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