the seed of a low, South American palm, Phytelephas macrocarpa, yielding vegetable ivory.
a similar seed from other palms.
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Origin of ivory nut
First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for ivory nut
The price of ivory-nut waste was high, because of the use of this material in the manufacture of lactic acid.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
British Dictionary definitions for ivory nut
the seed of the ivory palm, which contains an ivory-like substance used to make buttons, etc
any similar seed from other palms
Former name (1871–1932): vegetable ivory
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