Colorado

(Sp. model spelled same [koloráðo], perfective participle of Spanish colorar 'to color; to give color to' < Spanish color < Latin color 'color')
   1) The thirty-eighth state of the union, named after the Colorado River. Hendrickson indicates that Spanish explorers named the river after the red color of its water.
   2) Carlisle: 1929. Red.
   3) As Clark observes, it is used as an attributive adjective in many combinations to denote animals (such as the "Colorado potato beetle" and the "Colorado turkey"), plants ("Colorado blue spruce," "Colorado fir," "Colorado grass," "Colorado River hemp") indigenous to the state. It often has a jocular connotation, as in "Colorado turkey," which can be either the great blue heron or the wood ibis, and "Colorado mockingbird" (see below). The combinations pertinent to the cowboy's era or profession are listed below.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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