Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: ivoire, from Latin ebor, from Egyptian ab 'elephant, ivory'


i‧vo‧ry plural ivories
1 [uncountable]HBAD the hard smooth yellowish-white substance from the tusks (=long teeth) of an elephant:
an ivory chess set
2 [uncountable]CC a yellowish white colour:
an ivory silk wedding gown
3 [countable often plural]AVS something made of ivory, especially a small figure of a person or animal:
a collection of ivories

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