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English definition of “ivory”

ivory

noun uk   /ˈaɪ.vər.i/ us    /-vɚ-/
[U] the hard yellowish-white substance that forms the tusks of some animals such as elephants, used especially in the past to make decorative objects: intricately carved ivory earrings a ban on ivory trading [C usually plural] an object made from ivory: a collection of Japanese ivories
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