Main definitions of dorado in English

: dorado1Dorado2

dorado1

noun

  • 1

    another term for mahimahi
    • ‘They also go after sunfish, marlin, and dorado, as well as manta rays (the largest of all the rays, these can weigh up to one and a half tons).’
    • ‘At night we feasted on flesh fish caught off the coast like Wahoo, mahi-mahi, dorado, blue fin and swordfish mixed with rice and black beans.’
    • ‘We learn how to catch flying fish, and that a dorado in its death-throes flashes different colours in rapid succession.’
    • ‘At the end of the fishing, we had well over 20 yellow fin, up to 30 lb, a couple of bonito, and a dorado, so I was extremely pleased.’
    • ‘We've seen a few dorado (aka mahimahi) skipping over the waves.’
  • 2A South American freshwater fish with a golden body and red fins, popular as a game fish.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Spanish, literally ‘gilded’, from late Latin deauratus, from deaurare ‘to gild over’ (see also dory).

Pronunciation

dorado

/dəˈrädō//dəˈrɑdoʊ/

Main definitions of dorado in English

: dorado1Dorado2

Dorado2

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A southern constellation (the Goldfish), containing most of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

    1. 1.1as genitive Doradus /dəˈrädəs/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the Dorado constellation.
      ‘the star R Doradus’

Origin

Spanish (see dorado).

Pronunciation

Dorado

/dəˈrädō/