Definition of vegetable ivory in English:

vegetable ivory

Line breaks: vege|table ivory


[mass noun]
  • A hard white material obtained from the endosperm of the ivory nut.
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    • 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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