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ivory

noun [U]  us   /ˈɑɪ·və·ri, ˈɑɪv·ri/
the hard white substance of the tusks (= long teeth growing outside the mouth) of some animals, such as elephants : an ivory statue Ivory is also a yellow-white color.
Translations of “ivory”
in Arabic عاج…
in Korean 상아…
in Malaysian gading…
in French (en/d’)ivoire…
in Turkish fildişi…
in Italian avorio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 象牙, 象牙製品…
in Russian слоновая кость…
in Polish kość słoniowa…
in Vietnamese ngà voi…
in Spanish marfil…
in Portuguese marfim…
in Thai งาช้าง…
in German das Elfenbein, elfenbeinern…
in Catalan vori…
in Japanese 象牙(げ)…
in Indonesian gading…
in Chinese (Simplified) 象牙, 象牙制品…
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