Adjective "Ivory black" Definition and Examples


    Ivory black


    noun, plural ivories.

    1. the hard white substance, a variety of dentin, composing the main part of the tusks of the elephant, walrus, etc.

    2. this substance when taken from a dead animal and used to make carvings, billiard balls, etc.

    3. some substance resembling this.

    4. an article made of this substance, as a carving or a billiard ball.

    5. a tusk, as of an elephant.

    6. dentin of any kind.

    7. Slang. a tooth, or the teeth.

    8. ivories, Slang. the keys of a piano or of a similar keyboard i