Associations to the word «Ivory»


IVORY, noun. (uncountable) The hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.
IVORY, noun. A creamy white colour, the colour of ivory.
IVORY, noun. Something made from or resembling ivory.
IVORY, noun. (collective singular or in plural) The teeth.
IVORY, noun. (collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.
IVORY, noun. (slang) A white person.
IVORY, adjective. Made of ivory.
IVORY, adjective. Resembling or having the colour of ivory.
IVORY COAST, proper noun. A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Côte d'Ivoire.
IVORY TOWER, noun. (idiomatic) A sheltered, overly-academic existence or perspective, implying a disconnection or lack of awareness of reality or practical considerations.
IVORY TOWER, adjective. Separated from reality and practical matters; overly academic.
IVORY TOWERS, noun. Plural of ivory tower

Dictionary definition

IVORY, noun. A hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses.
IVORY, noun. A shade of white the color of bleached bones.

Wise words

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