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Alabaster vs. Ivory

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Main Difference

The main difference between Alabaster and Ivory is that the Alabaster is a gypsum variety and Ivory is a material derived from the tusks and teeth of animals

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Wikipedia
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  • Alabaster (noun)

    A fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum, used ornamentally.

  • Alabaster (noun)

    A variety of calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.

  • Alabaster (noun)

    An off-white colour, like that of alabaster.

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  • Alabaster (adjective)

    Made of alabaster

    "The crown is stored in an alabaster box with an onyx handle and a gold lock."

  • Alabaster (adjective)

    Resembling alabaster: white, pale, translucent.

    "An ominous alabaster fog settled in the valley."

  • Ivory (noun)

    The hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.

  • Ivory (noun)

    A colour, the colour of ivory.

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  • Ivory (noun)

    Something made from or resembling ivory.

  • Ivory (noun)

    The teeth.

  • Ivory (noun)

    The keys of a piano.

  • Ivory (noun)

    A white person.

  • Ivory (adjective)

    Made of ivory.

  • Ivory (adjective)

    Resembling or having the colour of ivory.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Alabaster (noun)

    A compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc.

  • Alabaster (noun)

    A box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; - so called from the stone of which it was originally made.

  • Ivory (noun)

    The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.

  • Ivory (noun)

    The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.

  • Ivory (noun)

    Any carving executed in ivory.

  • Ivory (noun)

    Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

Webster Dictionary
  • Alabaster (noun)

    a compact fine-textured usually white gypsum used for carving

  • Alabaster (noun)

    a hard compact kind of calcite

  • Alabaster (noun)

    a very light white

  • Ivory (noun)

    a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

  • Ivory (noun)

    a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Princeton's WordNet

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