Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of vegetable ivory
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby vegetable ivory
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Example sentences from the Web for vegetable ivory
The roofs are of thatch, for which the leaves of the yarina or vegetable-ivory tree are generally used.The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise|Walter Hardenburg
British Dictionary definitions for vegetable ivory
the hard whitish material obtained from the endosperm of the ivory nut: used to make buttons, ornaments, etc
another name for the ivory nut
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