Ivory vs Tusks - What's the difference?

ivory | tusks |


As nouns the difference between ivory and tusks

is that ivory is (uncountable) the hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals while tusks is .

As an adjective ivory

is made of ivory.

ivory

English

(wikipedia ivory)

Noun

  • (uncountable) The hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.
  • A creamy white colour, the colour of ivory.
  • Something made from or resembling ivory.
  • (collective singular or in plural) The teeth.
  • (collective singular or in plural) The keys of a piano.
  • (slang) A white person.
  • See also

    * Galalith

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Made of ivory.
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  • Resembling or having the colour of ivory.
  • Derived terms

    * ivory tower * ivory black * Ivory Coast * ivory gull * ivory nut * ivory palm * ivory-billed woodpecker * ivory-nut palm * ivory shell * ivory-white * vegetable ivory

    See also

    * odontolite * scrimshaw * whalebone *

    tusks

    English

    Noun

    (head)