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[awr-oh-ahyd, ohr-] /ˈɔr oʊˌaɪd, ˈoʊr-/
an alloy containing copper, tin, etc., used to imitate gold.
Also, oreide.
Origin of oroide
1865-70, Americanism; < French or gold (< Latin aurum) + -oide -oid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some folks should see that my bashfulness was wearing off faster than the gold from an oroide watch.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • Who would cut a throat for oroide gold with imitation stones?

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • I will be content with what is sent me; but I think the chain is oroide, and I know the shirt studs are snide.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for oroide


an alloy containing copper, tin, and other metals, used as imitation gold
Word Origin
C19: from French or gold + -oid
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