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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • 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
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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