Ivory vs Ivorylike - What's the difference?

ivory | ivorylike |


As adjectives the difference between ivory and ivorylike

is that ivory is made of ivory while ivorylike is resembling ivory.

As a noun ivory

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

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.
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Men that I knew around Wapatomac didn't wear high, shiny plug hats, nor yeller spring overcoats, nor carry canes with ivory heads as big as a catboat's anchor, as you might say.}}
  • 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 *

    ivorylike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling ivory.
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • The waxen pallor of her face was almost spiritual in its ivorylike purity though her rosebud mouth was a genuine Cupid's bow, Greekly perfect.