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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A substance resembling elephant tusks in color and texture.

Usage examples (5)
  • At eighty she kept the hawk-nosed, ivorine face of the old Elamite nobility; the pure Persian strain, unmixed with Median.
  • Aphrodite ivorine, existed only in the radiant imaginations of her carefully-arranged acquaintances.
  • He had invested several thousands of pounds -- in Shiel's name -- in enamel-ivorine, the new stuff for stopping teeth, which looks exactly like part of the teeth.
  • Charmian set her martini and Jeff’s beer on ivorine coasters so as not to mar the Italianate table in front of the couch. for more
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