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Definition of Ivory

Ivory

  1. 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.
  2. The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.
  3. Any carving executed in ivory.
  4. Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

Ivory Quotations

Illegal killings of elephants are being linked to organized crime and the funding of armed militia groups. Many consumers in Asia do not realize that by buying ivory, they are playing a role in the illegal wildlife trade and its serious consequences.
Li Bingbing

Anything that promotes a kernel of science, even though it's exaggerated and hyped by Hollywood, I think is a step forward. We in the ivory tower ultimately have to realize that in some sense we have to sing for our supper.
Michio Kaku

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.
Gerard De Nerval

I don't want to live in an ivory tower, being the songwriter who just turns inward.
Billie Joe Armstrong

It's a fallacy that writers have to shut themselves up in their ivory towers to write. I have all these interruptions, three of which I gave birth to. If I was thrown for a loop every time I was distracted I could never get anything done.
Jodi Picoult
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Ivory Translations

ivory in Afrikaans is ivoor
ivory in Dutch is ivoren, ivoorkleurig
ivory in French is ivoire
ivory in German is Elfenbein
ivory in Italian is avorio
ivory in Norwegian is elfenben
ivory in Portuguese is marfim
ivory in Spanish is marfil
ivory in Swedish is elfenben
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