fossil ivory

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fossil%20ivory. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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