El Dorado

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El Do·ra·do 1

 (də-rä′dō, -rā′-)
A legendary city or historical region of the New World, often thought to be in South America, that was fabled for its great wealth of gold and precious jewels and eagerly sought by 16th- and 17th-century explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh.

El Do·ra·do 2

 (də-rä′dō, -rā′-)
n.
A place of fabulous wealth or inordinately great opportunity.

[After El Dorado1.]
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El Dorado

(ɛl dɒˈrɑːdəʊ; Spanish ɛl doˈraðo)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a fabled city in South America, rich in treasure and sought by Spanish explorers in the 16th century
2. Also: eldorado any place of great riches or fabulous opportunity
[C16: from Spanish, literally: the gilded (place)]
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El Do•ra•do

(ˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ-)
n.
1. a legendary city of South America sought by the early Spanish explorers for its treasure, esp. gold.
2. any place offering great wealth.
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El Dorado

- A place offering fabulous wealth or opportunity (after the legendary place in South America, "the gilded one").
See also related terms for opportunity.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.El Dorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunityEl Dorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
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Translations

El Dorado

, eldorado
n pl <-dos> → (El)dorado nt, → Paradies nt (fig)
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References in classic literature ?
And yet he was serious; he was fascinated by Newman's plain prose version of the legend of El Dorado. It is true, however, that though to accept an "opening" in an American mercantile house might be a bold, original, and in its consequences extremely agreeable thing to do, he did not quite see himself objectively doing it.
The famous votive depicts a ceremony linked to the legend of El Dorado ('the golden one'), which took place at Lake Guatavita, not far from Bogota.
CR: Why did you decide to combine the legend of El Dorado and the indigenous myth of an underwater enchanted city in Orfaos do Eldorado?