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 (ôr′ō-īd′) also o·re·ide (-ē-īd′)
An alloy of copper, zinc, and tin, used in imitation gold jewelry.

[Alteration of French oréide : or, gold; see or3 + -éide, resembling (from Greek -oeidēs, -oid).]
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(Elements & Compounds) an alloy containing copper, tin, and other metals, used as imitation gold
[C19: from French or gold + -oid]
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Noun1.oroide - alloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
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