Adjective "ivory black" definition and examples


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.

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