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vegetable ivory

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hard ivorylike material obtained from the ivory nut and used in making small objects such as buttons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The nutlike seed of the South American tagua palm; used to make small items such as buttons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Ivory nut, under Ivory.
  • n. the meat of the ivory nut. See Ivory nut (above).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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