vegetable ivory

noun

Definition of vegetable ivory

1 : the hard white opaque endosperm of the ivory nut that takes a high polish and is used as a substitute for ivory

First Known Use of vegetable ivory

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Vegetable ivory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vegetable%20ivory. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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