oroide

noun

oro·​ide
ˈōrəˌwīd
variants or oreide
-rēˌīd
plural -s
: an alloy chiefly of copper and zinc or tin that resembles gold in color and brilliancy and is used in making cheap jewelry

Word History

Etymology

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 23 Apr. 2024.

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