Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of ivory.
  • adj. Resembling ivory; white, smooth.
  • n. A type of man-made imitation ivory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like ivory in consistence and color.

Etymologies

From Old French ivorin, ivoirin, from ivoire ("ivory"); later also from ivory +‎ -ine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At eighty she kept the hawk-nosed, ivorine face of the old Elamite nobility; the pure Persian strain, unmixed with Median.

    Funeral Games

  • He had invested several thousands of pounds -- in Shiel's name -- in enamel-ivorine, the new stuff for stopping teeth, which looks exactly like part of the teeth.

    The Sorcery Club

  • Aphrodite ivorine, existed only in the radiant imaginations of her carefully-arranged acquaintances.

    The Woman with the Fan

  • Better to seek solace in choregraphic harmonies, in the rhythm of gracious motion and of perfect melody, than hearken to the discords of the wild orchestra of storms; -- wiser to admire the grace of Parisian toilets, the eddy of trailing robes with its fairy-foam of lace, the ivorine loveliness of glossy shoulders and jewelled throats, the glimmering of satin-slippered feet, -- than to watch the raging of the flood without, or the flying of the wrack ...

    Chita: a Memory of Last Island

  • Charmian set her martini and Jeff’s beer on ivorine coasters so as not to mar the Italianate table in front of the couch.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

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