1. <astronomy> A southern constellation, within which is the south pole of the ecliptic; called also sometimes Xiphias, or the Swordfish.

2. <zoology> A large, oceanic fish of the genus Coryphaena.

Origin: Sp. Dorado gilt, fr. Dorar to gild, fr. L. Deaurare. See 1st Dory, and cf. Fl Dorado.

(01 Mar 1998)

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