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1. ivory

noun. ['ˈaɪvɝi, ˈaɪvri'] a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses.

Synonyms

  • dentin
  • dentine

Antonyms

  • blacken
  • dark
  • full

Etymology

  • ivorie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ivurie (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Ivory

  • devry
  • discovery
  • discovery
  • mcgilvray
  • recovery
  • rediscovery
  • vanevery

Sentences with ivory


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use cream or ivory color paper.

Quotes about ivory


1. Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.-
- Langston Hughes

2. I took the volume to a table, opened its soft, ivory pages... and fell into it as into a pool during dry season.
- Janet Fitch, White Oleander

3. In the liquid amber within the ivory porcelain, the initiated may touch the sweet reticence of Confucius, the piquancy of Laotse, and the ethereal aroma of Sakyamuni himself.
- Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea

2. ivory-nut_palm

noun. a stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nuts.

Synonyms

  • Phytelephas macrocarpa
  • genus Phytelephas
  • ivory palm
  • apple nut
  • ivory plant
  • vegetable ivory
  • feather palm
  • phytelephas

3. ivory-billed_woodpecker

noun. large black-and-white woodpecker of southern United States and Cuba having an ivory bill; nearly extinct.

Synonyms

  • genus Campephilus
  • woodpecker
  • Campephilus
  • peckerwood
  • pecker
  • Campephilus principalis

4. ivory

noun. ['ˈaɪvɝi, ˈaɪvri'] a shade of white the color of bleached bones.

Synonyms

  • whiteness
  • pearl
  • bone
  • white

Antonyms

  • chromatic
  • chromatic color
  • spread
  • boneless

Etymology

  • ivorie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ivurie (Anglo-Norman)
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