Oroide meaning

-ē-īd'
An alloy of copper, zinc, and tin, used in imitation gold jewelry.
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An alloy, mainly of copper, tin, and zinc, resembling gold, used in cheap jewelry.
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An alloy of copper and zinc or tin that has a gold color. It is used in making inexpensive jewelry.
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Origin of oroide

  • Alteration of French oréide or gold or3 -éide resembling (from Greek -oeidēs -oid)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French, from or (“gold") + Ancient Greek εἶδος (eidos, “appearance", “shape", “form").
    From Wiktionary