Definition of Vegetable ivory

1. Noun. Nutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons.

Exact synonyms: Apple Nut, Ivory Nut
Group relationships: Ivory Palm, Ivory Plant, Ivory-nut Palm, Phytelephas Macrocarpa
Generic synonyms: Seed

Definition of Vegetable ivory

1. Noun. The nutlike seed of the South American tagua palm; used to make small items such as buttons. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vegetable Ivory

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vegetable base
vegetable calomel
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vegetable charcoal
vegetable garden
vegetable gelatin
vegetable hummingbird
vegetable ivory (current term)
vegetable kingdom
vegetable lamb
vegetable lambs
vegetable marrow
vegetable matter
vegetable oil
vegetable oils
vegetable oyster
vegetable patch
vegetable proteins
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vegetable silk
vegetable soup
vegetable soups

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