oreide

oreide

[awr-ee-ahyd, ohr-]
noun Metallurgy.

Origin:
< Frenchoréide, equivalent to or gold (< Latin aurum) + -éide (< Greek -eidēs having the form of, derivative of eîdos form)

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oreide

noun
alloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry [syn: oroide
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