Vegetable-ivory meaning

A hard ivorylike material obtained from the ivory nut and used in making small objects such as buttons.
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The fully ripe, ivorylike seed of a South American palm (Phytelephas macrocarpa) used to make buttons, ornaments, etc.
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The shell of the coquilla nut.
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The nutlike seed of the South American tagua palm; used to make small items such as buttons.
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