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Meaning of "ivory nut" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IVORY NUT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IVORY NUT

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Ivory nut is a noun.
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WHAT DOES IVORY NUT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ivory nut

Phytelephas aequatorialis

The palm tree Phytelephas aequatorialis, commonly known as Ecuadorean Ivory Palm, is the main source of Ecuadorean vegetable ivory or tagua, a botanical alternative to ivory. This palm is found in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador. It has a woody trunk which can grow to 20 m in height and very long pinnate leaves. The plants are dioecious, with the female individuals bearing large brown conical fruits, each approximately the size of a grapefruit and covered in a horned husk, containing usually four seeds. Immature seeds contain sweet edible pulp. Mature seeds are harder than wood and are encased in a bonelike shell. The endosperm is a white hemicellulose material that is so hard it can be polished and carved like ivory. Three other species in this genus are sources of vegetable ivory as well. The edible immature seeds are often dispersed by rainforest rodents such as agoutis. In some rural areas the trees are used to attract rodents, which are then captured for their meat. The palms are occasionally cultivated as a cash crop.

Definition of ivory nut in the English dictionary

The definition of ivory nut in the dictionary is the seed of the ivory palm, which contains an ivory-like substance used to make buttons, etc. Other definition of ivory nut is any similar seed from other palms.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IVORY NUT

ivied
ivies
Iviza
Ivorian
ivories
ivorist
ivory
ivory black
Ivory Coast
ivory gull
ivory palm
ivory tower
ivory trade
ivory-like
ivory-towered
ivorybill
ivorywood
IVR
ivresse
ivy

WORDS THAT END LIKE IVORY NUT

betel nut
brazil nut
butterfly nut
cashew nut
castellated nut
castle nut
coffee nut
cola nut
coquilla nut
do one´s nut
ginger nut
gum nut
kola nut
macadamia nut
monkey nut
off one´s nut
pili nut
pine nut
pistachio nut
wing nut

Synonyms and antonyms of ivory nut in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ivory nut» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IVORY NUT

Find out the translation of ivory nut to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ivory nut from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ivory nut» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

象牙螺母
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tagua
570 millions of speakers

English

ivory nut
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाथीदांत अखरोट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العاج الجوز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гайка слоновой кости
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

porca marfim
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আইভরি বাদাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ivoire écrou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kacang gading
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Steinnuss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アイボリーナット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상아 너트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kacang ivory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hạt ngà voi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தந்தா நட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हस्तिदंतांचे नट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Afrika hurma kozalağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dado avorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nakrętka z kości słoniowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гайка слонової кістки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piuliță fildeș
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παξιμάδι ελεφαντόδοντο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ivoor moer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

elfenben mutter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elfenben mutter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ivory nut

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ivory nut

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IVORY NUT»

Discover the use of ivory nut in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ivory nut and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lathes and Turning Techniques
Mounting the nut for turning— To prepare the ivory nut for turning, a portion of its outer covering is sanded away, usually at Left: Before turning, the tagua nut is sanded flat on. From Fine Wixxlworking magazine (July 1990) 83:65-67 Lathes and ...
Fine Woodworking, 1991
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
I864] BT Wildlife products industry Ivory-nut USE Ivory nuts Ivory nut palm (May Subd Geog) ]QK495.P1 7 (Botany)] UF Ivory palm Phytelephas macrocarpa Tagua palm BT Phytelephas —Seeds USE Ivory nuts Ivory nut palm, African USE Ilala ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2007
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The Nut Culturist
Ivory nut. — There are two species of palms producing nuts hard enough to be employed as a substitute for ivory, in the manufacture of small articles of domestic use. But the one best known to commerce under the name of ivory nut is the fruit  ...
Andrew Fuller, 2008
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The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts
(1953) The mannans of ivory nut (Phytelephas macrocarpa). Part I. The methylation of mannan A and mannan B. journal of the Chemistry Society 1953, 3184-3188. Aspinall, G.O., Rashbrook, RB. and Kessler, G. (1958) The mannans of ivory ...
Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull, 2008
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The Nut Culturist: A Treatise on Propogation, Planting and ...
Our native species, better known as Buckeyes, with both smooth and prickly fruit, areequally worthlessas food. Ivory nut.—There are two species of palms producing nuts hard enoughtobe employed asa substitute for ivory, inthe manufactureof ...
Andrew S. Fuller
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
I; UF French literature—Ivory Coast authors Ivory Coast proverbs USE Proverbs, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast terminalia USE Terminalia ivorensis Ivory industry (May Subd Geog) [HD9429.I86-HD9429.I864; Ivory-nut [SB31 71 (Vegetable ivory); UF  ...
‎1989
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ADVANCES IN CARBOHYDRATE CHEMISTRY
Hess and Ludtke31 isolated a mannan from pine sulfite pulp identical with ivory- nut mannan-A in optical rotation and X-ray diagram. Husemann32 prepared, from spruce hemicellulose, fractions having rotational values in agreement with ...
Melville L. Wolfrom, Ward Pigman, 1955
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The Encyclopedia of Seeds: Science, Technology and Uses
Other seeds often used in craftwork are the ivory nut, Phytelephas macrocarpa, and the closely related Tagua nut, Phytelephas aequatorialis, both originating in tropical South America. The trees, in the palm family (Arecaceae), produce nuts of ...
J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer, 2006
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Trukese-English Dictionary
-ni (suf.): 3sg. pos. prn.: of him, her, it. Italy: Itani(nu.) itch: pwerik (nu., vi.), kkeet(\\. ) itchy pwerik (vi . ): be itchy. ivory nut: fewun rupwung (faaw) (nu. phr.) ivory nut palm iis (nu.): fiber strip from the stalk of a coconut frond or ivory nut palm frond, ...
‎1990
10
This Ingenious and Singular Apparatus: Fishing Kites of the ...
Sail: processed leaves from the sago palm, Metroxylon sagu, and the ivory nut palm, Metroxylon salomonense. Frame: sticks, split cane (pl. VIII-X and XIV, bottom right). Assembly: the strips of palm leaf are sewn together with thin vine, ...
Gerry Barton, Stefan Dietrich, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IVORY NUT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ivory nut is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ecuador: Free Pacto from Mining
This part of the western Andes mountain range ecosystem preserves endemic plant species such as the ivory nut-producing palm and a ... «Upside Down World, Aug 14»
2
Federal government 'poaching' vintage instruments
“Let's say I needed to fix a broken ivory nut,” Dolak said. “I could be breaking the law if somebody gave me a 100-year-old guitar.” Dolak said he ... «The Columbiachronicle, Apr 14»
3
Design for a Living World: Top Designers Make Sustainability Stylish
Acclaimed jewelry designer Ted Muehling created bracelets from sustainably harvested seeds of the ivory nut palm. Paulina Reyes of kate ... «Huffington Post, Aug 11»
4
Nuts for exotic jewelry: Naples couple successful with natural ivory …
The ivory nut, also known as a Tagua palm seed, has a history dating back more than 100 years when South American ships would deliver ... «Naples Daily News, Apr 11»
5
Interview: Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar tech Rene Martinez
I refretted it and I put in a bone nut, or an ivory nut. I joined Steve in 1985 and I refretted the guitar maybe once a year, and I replaced the ivory ... «MusicRadar.com, Jul 10»
6
Richard Ralston's Archtop Guitars Reviewed
It has been modified with a custom built rosewood bridge, ivory nut and lacquer finish. Due to the amount of scratching of the top Morillo ... «Guitar International, Jan 10»
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hessnatur Offers 30% Off Eco-Fashion + Free Shipping
Buttons are of such materials as ivory nut, wood, horn, or mother-of-pearl. Metal components are nickel-free and chrome-free. And what's very ... «Treehugger, Nov 09»
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'Design for a Living World' Preview: 10 Products That Stay True to …
Meuhling_obj_1. Ted Muehling, the jewelry designer, carved ivory nut palms from the Micronesian island of Pohnpei into a necklace. Picture 5. «Fast Company, May 09»
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Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Ships 10th Anniversary Mandolin
The mandolin also comes stock with custom mother of pearl accent line inside curly maple purfling, a fossil ivory nut and saddle, gold Waverly ... «Mandolin Cafe, Jan 09»
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Flea Market Fare: Restoring an Old Guitar
I repaired and straightened the neck . . . replaced the ivory nut . . . lowered the bridge . . . put on some keys "borrowed" from another scrap instrument . . . shaved ... «Mother Earth News, Jun 08»

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