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oro-

1
  1. a combining form meaning “mountain,” used in the formation of compound words:

    orography.



oro-

2
  1. a combining form meaning “mouth,” used in the formation of compound words:

    oropharynx.

oro

3

[ aw-raw ]

noun

, Spanish.

oro-

1

combining_form

  1. mountain

    orogeny

    orography



oro-

2

combining_form

  1. oral; mouth

    oromaxillary

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Word History and Origins

Origin of oro-1

< Greek, combining form of óros

Origin of oro-2

Combining form representing Latin ōs, stem ōr-
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oro-1

from Greek oros

Origin of oro-2

from Latin, from ōs
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Example Sentences

When the Spanish settled here they called the poppy copa de oro, or cup of gold.

He said their great God was called Oro; and that they had many others of less consequence.

A peso de oro, or "dollar of gold," had about the intrinsic value of our dollar, but was then really worth far more.

He bore away for Barbary, and, landing at the Rio del Oro, refreshed and cheered them as he best might.

Isla de Oro and its companions, a few miles south of Isla de Pinos.

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