Ivory-coast definition

īvə-rē, īvrē
A section of coastal western Africa along the Gulf of Guinea roughly corresponding to present-day Côte d'Ivoire. It was named for the large quantities of ivory traded there in precolonial times.
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(place) Country in WC Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea, west of Ghana: formerly a French territory, it became independent in 1960: 124,503 sq mi (322,460 sq km); cap. Yamoussoukro.
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(historical, place) The African coast in this region.
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A country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Côte d'Ivoire.
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