ivory nut

noun

Definition of ivory nut

: the nutlike seed of a South American palm (Phytelephas macrocarpa) containing a very hard endosperm used for carving and turning — compare vegetable ivory

First Known Use of ivory nut

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Ivory nut.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ivory%20nut. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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