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Meaning of “ivory” in the English Dictionary

"ivory" in British English

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ivorynoun

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 ​decorativeobjects: intricatelycarved ivory ​earrings a ​ban on ivory ​trading [C usually plural] an ​object made from ivory: a ​collection of ​Japanese ivories
(Definition of ivory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ivorynoun [U]

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