ivory nut

ivory nut

noun
1.
the seed of a low, South American palm, Phytelephas macrocarpa, yielding vegetable ivory.
2.
a similar seed from other palms.

Origin:
1915–20

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ivory nut
 
n
1.  the seed of the ivory palm, which contains an ivory-like substance used to make buttons, etc
2.  any similar seed from other palms

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