El Dorado definition

  • others:
    • A legendary town or historical area for the New World, usually regarded as in South America, which was well-known for its great useful gold and valuable jewels and excitedly tried by sixteenth- and 17th-century explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh.
    • A name given by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century to an imaginary nation inside interior of South America, reputed to abound in silver and precious rocks.
    • Any region of fabulous wealth; exceeding richness.
  • noun:
    • a location of fabulous wide range or inordinately great opportunity.
    • A country rich beyond all precedent in gold and jewels, that your very early Spanish explorers considered to exist someplace in this new globe, and which Orellana averred that he had present in his voyage down the Amazon in 1540-41.
    • an imaginary host to great wealth and possibility; tried in South America by 16th-century explorers
    • an imaginary place of great wealth and possibility; needed in South America by 16th-century explorers
  • proper-noun:
    • A Muisca tribal main who covered himself in gold-dust
    • A legendary lost city of gold
    • Thus, any where of fabulous wealth

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