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 (tə-râr′ō, tō-rĕ′rō)
n. pl. to·re·ros
A matador or one of the supporting team.

[Spanish, from Late Latin taurārius, from Latin taurus, bull; see tauro- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -ros
(Bullfighting) a bullfighter, esp one who fights on foot
[C18: from Spanish, from Late Latin taurārius, from Latin taurus a bull]
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(təˈrɛər oʊ; Sp. tɔˈrɛ rɔ)

n., pl. -re•ros (-ˈrɛər oʊz; Sp. -ˈrɛ rɔs)
a bullfighter, esp. a matador.
[1720–30; < Sp, =tor(o) bull (< Latin taurus) + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torero - a matador or one of the supporting team during a bull fighttorero - a matador or one of the supporting team during a bull fight
bullfighter, toreador - someone who fights bulls
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