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Definition of ivory noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈaɪvəri//
    (pl. ivories)
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  1. 1[uncountable] a hard yellow-white substance like bone that forms the tusks (= long teeth) of elephants and some other animals a ban on the ivory trade an ivory chess set
  2. 2[countable] an object made of ivory a priceless collection of ivories He had a good set of ivories (= teeth). Of an evening she would entertain them by tinkling the ivories (= playing the piano).
  3. 3[uncountable] a yellow-white color
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ivory