From French, from or (“gold”) + Ancient Greek εἶδος (eîdos, “appearance”, “shape”, “form”).
oroide (countable and uncountable, plural oroides)
- (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.