Definitions for el doradoˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
El Do•ra•doˌɛl dəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ-(n.)
a legendary city of South America sought by the early Spanish explorers for its treasure, esp. gold.
Category: Western History
any place offering great wealth.
El Dorado, eldorado(noun)
an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
A Muisca tribal chief who covered himself in gold dust
A legendary lost city of gold
Thus, any place of fabulous wealth
Origin: The golden one
a name given by the Spaniards in the 16th century to an imaginary country in the interior of South America, reputed to abound in gold and precious stones
any region of fabulous wealth; exceeding richness