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Ivory vs. Ecru

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Ivorynoun

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

Ecrunoun

A beige colour.

Ivorynoun

A creamy white colour, the colour of ivory.

Ecruadjective

Of a beige colour.

Ivorynoun

Something made from or resembling ivory.

Ecruadjective

Having the color or appearance of unbleached stuff, as silk, linen, or the like.

Ivorynoun

(collective singular or in plural) The teeth.

Ecrunoun

a very light brown

Ivorynoun

(collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.

Ecrunoun

the light fawn colour of unbleached linen

‘shades of white, black, and ecru’; ‘an ecru cardigan’;

Ivorynoun

(slang) A white person.

Ecru

Ecru is the colour of unbleached linen.Traditionally ecru was considered a shade of beige, but beginning in the 19th century it became more precisely defined as . Ecru comes from the French word écru, which means .

‘a grayish yellow that is greener and paler than chamois or old ivory’; ‘unbleached’;

Ivoryadjective

Made of ivory.

Ivoryadjective

Resembling or having the colour of ivory.

Ivorynoun

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.

Ivorynoun

The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.

Ivorynoun

Any carving executed in ivory.

Ivorynoun

Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.

Ivorynoun

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

Ivorynoun

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Ivorynoun

a hard creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal, often (especially formerly) used to make ornaments and other articles

‘a dagger with an ivory handle’;

Ivorynoun

an object made of ivory.

Ivorynoun

the keys of a piano

‘Derek tinkled the ivories for us’;

Ivorynoun

a person's teeth.

Ivorynoun

the creamy-white colour of ivory

‘an ivory silk blouse’;

Ivory

Ivory is a hard, white material from the tusks (traditionally from elephants) and teeth of animals, that consists mainly of dentine, one of the physical structures of teeth and tusks. The chemical structure of the teeth and tusks of mammals is the same, regardless of the species of origin.

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