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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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  • Even then they were workers in metal and they knew of oro and Grah.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • oro is as heavy in its upward falling as Grah is in its downward.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • "oro is pulling more strongly than Grah," Dean said, and smiled.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • oro was his name, and he may be compared with the Bacchus of the ancients.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The hole in the top and the door can be closed as in the oro.

  • 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
  • The rest of the boys were already on their way to the oro Rancho across the valley.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Collie, returning from a visit to the oro Rancho that evening, was met by Williams.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • He at once recognized the roan pony as the oro outlaw, but the rider?

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • Old Bastin had better be careful or he will get his teeth into him and call them oro's.

    When the World Shook H. Rider Haggard
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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