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ivory (ˈaɪvərɪ, -vrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  a.  a hard smooth creamy white variety of dentine that makes up a major part of the tusks of elephants, walruses, and similar animals
 b.  (as modifier): ivory ornaments
2.  a tusk made of ivory
3.  a.  a yellowish-white colour; cream
 b.  (as adjective): ivory shoes
4.  a substance resembling elephant tusk
5.  an ornament, etc, made of ivory
6.  obsolete black ivory Black slaves collectively
[C13: from Old French ivurie, from Latin evoreus made of ivory, from ebur ivory; related to Greek elephas ivory, elephant]

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