Colorado

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English[edit]

Map of US highlighting Colorado
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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish colorado (red, ruddy, colored), usually from the reddish appearance of some silt-laden rivers, or from Portuguese colorado in the case of Brazilian locations.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kɑləˈɹɑdoʊ/, /kɑləˈɹædoʊ/[1]
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  • Rhymes: -ɑdoʊ, -ædəʊ

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado

  1. (geography, with the definite article) The Colorado River, a major river of western North America, running from the Rocky Mountains in the United States to the Gulf of California in Mexico.
  2. (geography) The State of Colorado, the 38th state of the United States, with its capital at Denver.
    • 1878, "Colorado", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. VI, p. 162:
      The mountains of Colorado were, till a comparatively recent date, richly clothed with forest; but owing partly to natural causes, and still more to the lavish consumption and reckless destruction of the early settlers, the quantity of growing timber in the State is exceedingly small, and before long, if restorative measures are not adopted, the Colorado demand for wood will require to be supplied from without. Whole mountain sides often present the appearance of monstrous cheavaux-de-frise, the dead trunks of the wind-thrown pines being tossed about in all directions.
  3. (geography) A municipality in Paraná, Brazil.
  4. (geography) A municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  5. (geography) A village in the Dominican Republic.
  6. (geography) An unincorporated community in Texas, U.S.A.
  7. (historical geography) The Territory of Colorado, a former territory of the United States.
  8. (historical geography) A former town in California, U.S.A.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Both variants are found among Colorado natives.

Catalan[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado ?

  1. Colorado

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Colorado.

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado (genitive Colorados)

  1. Colorado

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado m

  1. Colorado (a river in North America, located between the United States and Mexico)
  2. Colorado (a state of the United States)
  3. A town and municipality of Paraná, Brazil.
  4. A town and municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Romanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado n

  1. Colorado (U.S. State)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Colorado m

  1. Colorado

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