Oroide definition

-ē-īd
An alloy, mainly of copper, tin, and zinc, resembling gold, used in cheap jewelry.
noun
1
0
An alloy of copper, zinc, and tin, used in imitation gold jewelry.
noun
0
0
An alloy of copper and zinc or tin that has a gold color. It is used in making inexpensive jewelry.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of oroide - oreide

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oroide
Plural:
oroides

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