ivoire

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Latin eboreum, from ebur, eboris.

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Noun[edit]

ivoire m (plural ivoires)

  1. ivory

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ivoire m (oblique plural ivoires, nominative singular ivoires, nominative plural ivoire)

  1. ivory
    • circa 1176, Chrétien de Troyes, Cligès:
      ne diroit mie que li dant
      ne fussent d'ivoire ou d'argent
      you wouldn't say that the teeth are made of ivory or of silver