vegetable ivory

noun

Definition of vegetable ivory

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

  2. 2 :  ivory nut

1842

First Known Use of vegetable ivory

1842


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