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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
Translations of “ivory”
in Korean 상아…
in Arabic عاج…
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 Spanish marfil…
in Portuguese marfim…
in German das Elfenbein, elfenbeinern…
in Catalan vori…
in Japanese 象牙(げ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 象牙, 象牙制品…
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