oroide

noun
oro·​ide | \ ˈōrəˌwīd \
variants: or oreide \ -​rēˌīd \
plural -s

Definition of oroide

: 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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History and Etymology for oroide

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

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“Oroide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oroide. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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