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Definition of “ivory” - Learner’s Dictionary

ivory

noun [U]     /ˈaɪvəri/
a hard, white substance from the tusks (= long teeth) of some animals, such as elephants (= large, grey animals) The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
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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