oroide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French, from or(gold) + Ancient Greek εἶδος(eîdos, appearance”, “shape”, “form).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoʊɹəˌwaɪd/

Noun[edit]

oroide (plural oroides)

  1. (dated) An alloy of copper and zinc or tin that has a gold color, used in making inexpensive jewelry.
    • 1873, James Williams, Fugitive Slave in the Gold Rush: Life and Adventures of James Williams, published 2002:
      James Williams testified before the coroner's jury, in the Lizey Thompson homicide, that the watch and other jewelry of the deceased were oroide, and not valuable.