Definition of “ivory” - English Dictionary

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“ivory” in British English

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uk /ˈaɪ.vər.i/ us /ˈaɪ.vɚ.i/

[ 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:

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)

“ivory” in American English

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ivorynoun [ 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.

(Definition of “ivory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)