"small, flat-bottomed boat," 1709, American English, perhaps from a West Indian or Central American Indian language.
type of edible fish, mid-15c., from Old French doree, originally the fem. past participle of dorer "to gild," from Latin deauratus, past participle of deaurare, from de-, here probably intensive, + aurare "to gild," from aurum (see aureate). So called in reference to its colorings.
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