That may be, but I am a certified Spanish teacher and can tell you that "colorado" does not mean "red". Rojo means "red". However, it is possible that the term may mean "red" where you live due to changes in meanng over time.
Quoting Google "Colorado is a Spanish adjective that means “red.” The early Spanish explorers in the Rocky Mountain region named a river they found the Rio Colorado for the reddish silt that the water carried down from the mountains."
If you look in a Spanish/English Dictionary you will see that Colorado means "highly colored" or "of many colors". All I can figure is that there must be different meanings for that word, but I have never heard it defined as "red".
Colorado. named for the river, Spanish Rio Colorado, from colorado "ruddy, reddish," literally "colored," past participle of colorar "to color, dye, paint," from Latin colorare. Florida means flowered. Nevada: snowy
Since indeed the Spanish derived names for specific regions of territory, we are honored with states that have these descriptive terms. Nevada is a Spanish term meaning "Snowy", from Sierra Nevada, meaning "snow-capped range of mountains". Sierra means "a range of mountains. Colorado is a Spanish term meaning ruddy or red. The Spanish named it this because of the muddy red color of the appropriately named, Colorado River. Florida indeed is quite simple; it is a Spanish term meaning flowery or florid because of the abundance of flowery plants observed by Ponce de Leon many years ago.
Good answer except that the discussion about Colorado meaning "red" is not exactly the case. As I said in my response to Kristen, Colorado in Spanish actually means "colored", but can also mean"red"...although the word for red is "rojo".
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