fossil ivory


Definition of fossil ivory

: ivory that has been buried long enough to become yellowish, variegated, sepia, or black in color — see old bering sea

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First Known Use of fossil ivory

1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Fossil ivory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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