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oro

[aw-raw] /ˈɔ rɔ/
noun, Spanish.
1.
gold.

oro-1

1.
a combining form meaning “mountain,” used in the formation of compound words:
orography.
Origin of oro-1
< Greek, combining form of óros

oro-2

1.
a combining form meaning “mouth,” used in the formation of compound words:
oropharynx.
Origin
combining form representing Latin ōs, stem ōr-
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  • But the policeman seemed absolutely indifferent to our presence, even when oro marched past him in his flowing robes.

    When the World Shook H. Rider Haggard
  • Even then they were workers in metal and they knew of oro and Grah.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • The oro gran modulo was rated at 100 pesetas, under Alfonso XI.

  • "oro is pulling more strongly than Grah," Dean said, and smiled.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • Once more oro flung himself upon his knees and began to pray in a veritable agony.

    When the World Shook H. Rider Haggard
  • oro was his name, and he may be compared with the Bacchus of the ancients.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The oro Rancho sent out word that the fiftieth year of its existence would be celebrated with an old-fashioned Spanish barbecue.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • With my dear little wife and the baby and all this oro, I'll manage to be quite happy.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • Doubtless we were right, for oro accepted the homage by a little motion of the head.

    When the World Shook H. Rider Haggard
  • The rest of the boys were already on their way to the oro Rancho across the valley.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
British Dictionary definitions for oro

oro-1

combining form
1.
mountain: orogeny, orography
Word Origin
from Greek oros

oro-2

combining form
1.
oral; mouth: oromaxillary
Word Origin
from Latin, from ōs
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Word Origin and History for oro

oro-

word-forming element meaning "mountain," from Greek oros "mountain" (see oread).

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oro in Medicine

oro- pref.
Mouth: oronasal.

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