from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A hard ivorylike material obtained from the ivory nut and used in making small objects such as buttons.
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- noun The
nutlike seedof the South American tagua palm; used to make small items such as buttons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons
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