ivory ivory  /ˈaɪ və ri/


  1. (n) a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
  2. (n) a shade of white the color of bleached bones



  1. Japan's major traders have enough ivory to last a year or more.
  2. Months later, a twin wind, the Kusi, would carry the boats homeward, holds laden with ivory, tortoiseshell, hippopotamus teeth and slaves.
  3. This century saw ivory become a raw material for industry.


  1. EU, Ivory Coast combat illegal logging

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 14 (UPI) -- The European Union said it signed a voluntary partnership agreement with Ivory Coast to combat the problem of illegal logging.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Ivory Coast's drive to reclaim national parks may hit cocoa output

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A drive by Ivory Coast authorities to reclaim land in national parks on which about 2,000 farmers have planted crops could hurt output of cocoa in the world's top producing nation, exporters said. Some 100 farmers were forcefully removed from plantations last week in the cocoa-producing region of Sassandra in the south of the country after the government said it planned to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Ivory Coast aims to double palm oil production by 2020

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is seeking to double palm oil production to around 600,000 tonnes by 2020 but must first overcome opposition to the sector and gain access to land, government ministers said. Critics of the palm oil industry accuse it of undertaking a land grab in Africa that is damaging to the environment and reducing local food output in favour of export crops. ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. "For a country like Ivory Coast to be in the world cup twice in a row is something fantastic," he added. "We were unlucky but at the same time we are happy."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Didier Drogba Source: ABC Online

  2. "The game was a just result given the chances Portugal had in the first half and Ivory Coast had in terms of the counter-attack," Queiroz said.
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Carlos Queiroz Source: NorthJersey.com

  3. "This is not a mayor or a governor or a president who's sitting in an ivory tower," Mr. Giuliani, the former New York mayor and current candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, said Thursday at a stop in Cincinnati. "I was...
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: New York Times

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