Meaning of IVORY in English


noun any carving executed in ivory.

2. ivory ·noun teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

3. ivory ·noun the tusks themselves of the elephant, ·etc.

4. ivory ·noun the hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. it is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. it is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

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