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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 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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