• Ivory Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Any carving executed in ivory.
  2. (n.) The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.
  3. (n.) The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.
  4. (n.) Teeth; as, to show ones ivories.

Bone, Pearl, Tusk,

• Ivory-bill Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A large, handsome, North American woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), having a large, sharp, ivory-colored beak. Its general color is glossy black, with white secondaries, and a white dorsal stripe. The male has a large, scarlet crest. It is now rare, and found only in the Gulf States.

• Ivorytype Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A picture produced by superposing a very light print, rendered translucent by varnish, and tinted upon the back, upon a stronger print, so as to give the effect of a photograph in natural colors; -- called also hellenotype.