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[ahy-vuh-ree-hwahyt, -wahyt, ahy-vree-] /ˈaɪ və riˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt, ˈaɪ vri-/
of a creamy or yellowish white in color.
Origin of ivory-white
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now she is ivory-white with over-service, and spends all her days in loving.

    Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling
  • Now she's ivory-white with over-service and spends all her days in loving.

    The Glory of the Trenches Coningsby Dawson
  • The pretty flowers are about two inches long, with orange-yellow petals and an ivory-white pistil.

  • He was dressed in blue serge, and had the ivory-white face and wrinkled skin of an actor.

    The Bartlett Mystery Louis Tracy
  • They wore black velvet frocks confined at the waist by colored ribbons—one red, the other ivory-white.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • This ivory-white species presents an unusual problem in that there are few characters available to distinguish the subspecies.

  • Her eyes and eyebrows were black as jet; her features were delicate and regular; and her complexion was of a clear, ivory-white.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • A half-hardy evergreen shrub, bearing clusters of ivory-white flowers.

  • The Guelder Rose is a delightful shrub under glass, with its wealth of ivory-white balls.

  • Cups of the former type are commonly found imitated in ivory-white porcelain, and are known as “libation cups.”

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