an alloy containing copper, tin, etc., used to imitate gold.
Origin of oroide
; < French or
gold (< Latin aurum
) + -oide -oid
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for oroide
Historical Examples of oroide
Who would cut a throat for oroide gold with imitation stones?
I will be content with what is sent me; but I think the chain is oroide, and I know the shirt studs are snide.
Some folks should see that my bashfulness was wearing off faster than the gold from an oroide watch.
British Dictionary definitions for oroide
an alloy containing copper, tin, and other metals, used as imitation gold
Word Origin for oroide
C19: from French or gold + -oid
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