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oroide

[awr-oh-ahyd, ohr-]
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noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for oroide

Historical Examples

  • 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

oroide

noun
  1. an alloy containing copper, tin, and other metals, used as imitation gold

Word Origin

C19: from French or gold + -oid
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