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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. 2017.
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  • Their ivory-white teeth contrast strongly with their black hair and bronzed features.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • The pretty flowers are about two inches long, with orange-yellow petals and an ivory-white pistil.

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

    The Bartlett Mystery Louis Tracy
  • He was frightened when he saw that Toppin's familiar little pink face had changed to an ivory-white, and that his eyes were shut.

    Jack of Both Sides Florence Coombe
  • A half-hardy evergreen shrub, bearing clusters of ivory-white flowers.

  • And, to save his eyesight, the sentry complied, while the Rajput's ivory-white teeth grinned at him pleasantly.

    Told in the East Talbot Mundy
  • The Guelder Rose is a delightful shrub under glass, with its wealth of ivory-white balls.

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

  • When Lilith came in, her ivory-white face went scarlet all over at the sight of Roger.

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