Definition of vegetable ivory in English:

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vegetable ivory


[mass noun]
A hard white material obtained from the endosperm of the ivory nut.
Example sentences
  • Sulfuric acid applied to vegetable ivory causes an irreversible pink coloring in about 12 minutes.
  • However, Bennett said he does not think the vegetable ivory serves as a viable replacement for animal ivory.
  • Since the second world war vegetable ivory has been largely replaced by plastics.

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