vegetable ivory

Origin of vegetable ivory

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for vegetable ivory

Historical Examples of vegetable ivory


British Dictionary definitions for vegetable ivory

vegetable ivory

noun
  1. the hard whitish material obtained from the endosperm of the ivory nut: used to make buttons, ornaments, etc
  2. another name for the ivory nut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012