HyperDic: vegetable_ivory

English > 1 sense of the expression vegetable ivory:
NOUNplantvegetable ivory, ivory nut, apple nutnutlike seed of a South American palm
English > vegetable ivory: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningnutlike seed of a South American palm; the hard white shell takes a high polish and is used for e.g. buttons.
Synonymsivory nut, apple nut
Part ofivory palm, ivory-nut palm, ivory plant, Phytelephas macrocarpaA stemless palm tree of Brazil and Peru bearing ivory nuts
BroaderseedA small hard fruit

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