oroide

noun oro·ide \ˈōrəˌwīd\
variants: or

oreide

\-rēˌīd\

Definition of oroide

plural

-s

  1. :  an alloy chiefly of copper and zinc or tin that resembles gold in color and brilliancy and is used in making cheap jewelry

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Origin and Etymology of oroide

French oréide, probably from or gold (from Middle French) + -éide (from Greek eidos form) — more at or, wise


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