oroide

oroide

[awr-oh-ahyd, ohr-]
noun
an alloy containing copper, tin, etc., used to imitate gold.
Also, oreide.


Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; < French or gold (< Latin aurum) + -oide -oid

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oroide (ˈɔːrəʊˌaɪd)
 
n
an alloy containing copper, tin, and other metals, used as imitation gold
 
[C19: from French or gold + -oid]

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