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Lexikoneinträge für ivory

Ivory (n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.
Ivory (n.) The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.
Ivory (n.) Any carving executed in ivory.
Ivory (n.) Teeth
Ivory-bill (n.) A large, handsome, North American woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States.

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ivory-billed woodpecker
Campephilus principalis
large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill, nearly extinct
ivory gull
Pagophila eburnea
white Arctic gull, migrates as far south as England and New Brunswick
a shade of white the color of bleached bones
ivory tower a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place, he lived in the ivory tower of speculation, they viewed universities as ivory towers
Ivory Coast
Cote d'Ivoire
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
ivory tree
Holarrhena pubescens
Holarrhena antidysenterica
tropical Asian tree with hard white wood and bark formerly used as a remedy for dysentery and diarrhea
ivory palm
ivory-nut palm
ivory plant
Phytelephas macrocarpa
a stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nuts
ivory nut
vegetable ivory
apple nut
nutlike seed of a South American palm, the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons
Ivory Coast franc
Cote d'Ivoire franc
the basic unit of money in the Ivory Coast
a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
ivory black a black pigment made from grinding burnt ivory in oil


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