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An ivory decoration (1)-(3)

Etymology

From Old French yvoire (modern ivoire), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ebur (ivory), related to Egyptian Abw, Coptic ebou ‘elephant’.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: i‧vo‧ry

Noun

Singular
ivory

Plural
ivor

ivory (ivor)
  1. (uncountable) The hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.
  2. (color) A creamy white colour, the colour of ivory.
    ivory colour:   
  3. Something made from or resembling ivory.
  4. (collective singular or in plural) The teeth.
  5. (collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.

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Adjective

ivory (not comparable)

Positive
ivory

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made of ivory.
  2. Resembling or having the colour of ivory.

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