the seed of a low, South American palm, Phytelephas macrocarpa, yielding vegetable ivory.
a similar seed from other palms.
the seed of the ivory palm, which contains an ivory-like substance used to make buttons, etc
any similar seed from other palms
noun 1. the palm bearing the common ivory nut. noun 1. a low-growing South American palm tree, Phytelephas macrocarpa, that yields the ivory nut
noun 1. a place or situation remote from worldly or practical affairs: the university as an ivory tower. 2. an attitude of aloofness from or disdain or disregard for worldly or practical affairs: his ivory tower of complacency. /ˈtaʊə/ noun 1. n. as a symbol of artistic or intellectual aloofness, by 1889, from French tour […]
[ahy-vuh-ree-tahyp, ahy-vree-] /ˈaɪ və riˌtaɪp, ˈaɪ vri-/ noun, Photography. 1. an antiquated photoprinting technique in which two prints are made of the same image, and the weaker one, made transparent with varnish and colored on the back, is laid over the stronger one.
[ahy-vuh-ree-hwahyt, -wahyt, ahy-vree-] /ˈaɪ və riˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt, ˈaɪ vri-/ adjective 1. of a creamy or yellowish white in color.